The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

by Lawrence Hill

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The Book of Negroes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that the details are not gory. The subject and attitude towards slavery is a very ugly one. This book outlines the things I wanted to know and whee to look to get more details. I liked the movie, but the book gives so much more color. Excellent job to all who had a hand in perforating this story.
Shawscribbles More than 1 year ago
I’m ashamed to say that this amazing book has been sitting untouched on my shelf for a few years now! For some reason I just could not motivate myself to pick it up (and not because it was a massive tome or the language was inaccessible). But this summer it was one of the first books on my reading list and I can’t believe it took me so long to discover it. From the first page I was hooked on Aminata’s story. I could not put it down once I started to read this book. The tale Hill weaves about this amazing character is riveting. The reader travels from Africa to America to Canada back to Africa and finally to London, all through the eyes of Aminata. Hill’s ability to honestly portray the ongoing prejudice and abuse the main character faces is deeply touching. The attention to historic detail and the ways in which the author carefully crafts this story to be as true to history as possible are inspiring. But the real strength of this novel is the character development. The main character is instantly likeable and becomes a real person to the reader by the end of her story. By the time one puts the book down, one can’t help but feel sad to say goodbye to Aminata. This book is by far number one on my summer reading list. If you haven’t discovered it yet, be sure to check it out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago