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The book of negroes [kit] / Lawrence Hill.

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  • ISBN: 9780002255073
  • ISBN: 0002255073
  • ISBN: 9781554681563
  • ISBN: 9780393333091 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781443409094 (trade)
  • Physical Description: 486 p.
  • Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
NFPL book club kit.
American edition "Someone knows my name".
Winner of the 2008 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award.
This kit has 12 copies.
Canada reads 2009.
Canada Reads Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade.
Summary, etc.:
"Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves— Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic “Book of Negroes.” This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.Aminata’s eventual return to Sierra Leone—passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America—is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. Lawrence Hill is a master at transforming the neglected corners of history into brilliant imaginings, as engaging and revealing as only the best historical fiction can be. A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex."--Amazon.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note:
LSC 34.95
Subject: Women slaves > Fiction.
Slavery > Fiction.
Slaves > United States > Fiction.
African American loyalists > Fiction.
Black loyalists > Nova Scotia > Fiction.
African American loyalists > Sierra Leone > Fiction.
Antislavery movements > Great Britain > Fiction.
Canadian fiction (English)
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153231 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153280 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153330 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153389 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153439 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153488 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153538 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153579 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153587 Book Club Kits Available -
Victoria FIC Hill 38080006153629 Book Club Kits Available -
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