Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Book of Negroes Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub in a Box Discusses The Book of Negroes   Someone Knows My Name  by Lawrence Hill

Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name.

Author: Marilyn Herbert

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082881

Category: History

Page: 72

View: 841

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. We travel with her to South Carolina, New York, Nova Scotia, London (England), and even to Freetown in Sierra Leone. Each step of the way, we learn about the horrors and immorality of slavery. As we look at and listen to these diminished people, we observe how they courageously work at overcoming the psychological hardships and limitations imposed by their imprisonment. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Categories: History

The Book Of Negroes

The Book Of Negroes

The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

ISBN: 9781554686551

Category: Fiction

Page: 584

View: 638

Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada. Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, and by drawing on a strength of character inherited from both parents. Eventually, she has the chance to register her name in the “Book of Negroes,” a historic British military ledger allowing 3,000 Black Loyalists passage on ships sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia. This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back-to-Africa odyssey of 1,200 former slaves. Bringing vividly to life one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, Lawrence Hill’s remarkable novel has become a Canadian classic.
Categories: Fiction

The Book of Negroes A Novel Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

The Book of Negroes  A Novel  Movie Tie in Edition   Movie Tie in Editions

THE BOOK OFNEGROES IS A WORK OF MY IMAGINATION, butit does reflectmy
understanding ofthe Black Loyalists andtheir history. In terms ofthe sheer number
ofpeople recordedand described, the actual Bookof Negroes isthelargest ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393351576

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 114

Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon D’Oliveira (What We Have). In this “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “heart-stopping” (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.
Categories: Fiction

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: HarperPerennial

ISBN: 1443442100

Category:

Page: 584

View: 811

From its first publication in 2007, Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes, has touched readers around the world with its unforgettable story. Now a six-part CBC mini-series starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Louis Gossett Jr., and Ben Chaplin, this beloved novel tells the story of Aminata, brilliantly played by Anajanue Ellis. Abducted as an eleven-year-old from her village in Africa and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata survives using midwifery skills learned at her mother's side. When she has the chance to register her name in the "Book of Negroes," a historic British military ledger, Aminata secures a spot on a ship sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia and eventually sails to Sierra Leone in a back-to-Africa odyssey inspired by historical events. The winner of numerous awards, The Book of Negroes has become a classic novel of hope, love, despair and survival like none other.
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Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book

Dear Sir  I Intend to Burn Your Book

I wrote The Book of Negroes to document a difficult and little known story of the
Black Loyalists of Nova Scotia. As I have mentioned earlier, I gave the novel its
name to resurrect a British navalledger documenting the exodus of 3,000 blacks
 ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888647085

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 56

View: 256

Censorship and book burning are still present in our lives. Lawrence Hill shares his experiences of how ignorance and the fear of ideas led a group in the Netherlands to burn the cover of his widely successful novel, The Book of Negroes, in 2011. Why do books continue to ignite such strong reactions in people in the age of the Internet? Is banning, censoring, or controlling book distribution ever justified? Hill illustrates his ideas with anecdotes and lists names of Canadian writers who faced censorship challenges in the twenty-first century, inviting conversation between those on opposite sides of these contentious issues. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression, and human rights will enjoy reading Hill's provocative essay.
Categories: Literary Collections

The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

The African Diaspora to the Bahamas

... of all blacks so that citizens of the United States could be compensated later if
they had legitimate claims to blacks who were allowed to emigrate. The record
was called the “Book of Negroes”, [and]...includes the names of thirty-five persons
 ...

Author: Keith L. Tinker

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460205556

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 627

Current historiography on aspects of Bahamian history presents limited research on the African presence in the islands, irrespective of the fact that arguably 85% of the population of that country is represented by such persons. One primary objective of this book is to begin to more adequately address this literary ommission by presenting an initial comprehensive work on the subject. The book attempts to trace the origin of this migration by focusing on some of the primary dynamics of ethnicity within the context of the geo-politics and geo-economics of the emerging Atlantic world. It is hoped that the reader will emerge with a greater awareness of, and wider insight into Bahamian history, and, the Bahamian majority will leave with a greater sense of what it truly means to be a Bahamian....
Categories: History

Quarterly Review of Higher Education Among Negroes

Quarterly Review of Higher Education Among Negroes

The author spent twenty well , William F. , Mayfair Books , In- years collecting
notes , anecdotes and corporated , New York , 1958 photographs for this book . X
- 201 pp . $ 4.00 This is an account of the life and WHAT MAKES ACTS RIGHT ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2925652

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Family Life A Novel

Family Life  A Novel

... a complete list of Norton's works with reading group guides, please go to www.
wwnorton.com/books/reading-guides. ... Swerve The Book of Negroes The
Obituary Writer A Guide for the Perplexed The Vanishing Act White Truffles in
Winter ...

Author: Akhil Sharma

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242317

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 295

Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award "Gorgeously tender at its core…beautiful, heartstopping…Family Life really blazes." —Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision. We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family’s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.
Categories: Fiction

The Lobster Kings A Novel

The Lobster Kings  A Novel

... a complete list of Norton's works with reading group guides, please go to www.
wwnorton.com/books/readingguides. ... Swerve The Book of Negroes The
Obituary Writer A Guide for the Perplexed The Vanishing Act White Truffles in
Winter ...

Author: Alexi Zentner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393244328

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 856

A mythical family saga steeped in the legends of the sea, The Lobster Kings is a "powerhouse of a novel" (Ben Fountain). The Kings family has lived on Loosewood Island for three hundred years. Now, Woody Kings, the leader of the island's lobster fishing community and the family patriarch, teeters on the throne, and Cordelia, the oldest of Woody's three daughters, stands to inherit the crown. To do so, however, she must defend her island from meth dealers from the mainland, while navigating sibling rivalry and the vulnerable nature of her own heart when she falls in love with her sternman.
Categories: Fiction

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Forgeries of Memory and Meaning

Thus abolition joined with parliamentary reform to achieve. 107. Ibid., 4–5. 108.
Clifford, From Slavery to Freetown, 22. The number of evacuees is approximate,
as James Walker notes: “The 'Book of Negroes' listed a total of 3,000, inspected
in ...

Author: Cedric J. Robinson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469606750

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 586

Cedric J. Robinson offers a new understanding of race in America through his analysis of theater and film of the early twentieth century. He argues that economic, political, and cultural forces present in the eras of silent film and the early "talkies" firmly entrenched limited representations of African Americans. Robinson grounds his study in contexts that illuminate the parallel growth of racial beliefs and capitalism, beginning with Shakespearean England and the development of international trade. He demonstrates how the needs of American commerce determined the construction of successive racial regimes that were publicized in the theater and in motion pictures, particularly through plantation and jungle films. In addition to providing new depth and complexity to the history of black representation, Robinson examines black resistance to these practices. Whereas D. W. Griffith appropriated black minstrelsy and romanticized a national myth of origins, Robinson argues that Oscar Micheaux transcended uplift films to create explicitly political critiques of the American national myth. Robinson's analysis marks a new way of approaching the intellectual, political, and media racism present in the beginnings of American narrative cinema.
Categories: Social Science

Founders

Founders

Olwell suggests that the elliptical reference to “N*****s” instead of “Negroes”
marked an attempt, however feeble, ... him as a “fine fellow, and the approximate
date of his flight from Mount Vernon come from the Book of Negroes, book 1, part
2.

Author: Ray Raphael

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595585066

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 129

Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison—together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation’s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to reveal an entire generation of patriots who pushed for independence, fought a war, and set the United States on its course—giving us “an evangelizing introduction to the American Revolution” (Booklist) . Called “entertaining yet informative” by Library Journal , Founders brings to life seven historical figures whose stories anchor a sweeping yet intimate history of the Founding Era, from the beginnings of unrest in 1761 through the passage of the Bill of Rights thirty years later. Here we follow the intertwined lives of George Washington and a private soldier in his army. America’s richest merchant, who rescued the nation from bankruptcy, goes head to head with a peripatetic revolutionary who incited rebellion in seven states. Rounding out the company is a richly nuanced cast that includes a common village blacksmith, a conservative slave owner with an abolitionist son, and Mercy Otis Warren, the most politically engaged woman of the time. A master narrative with unprecedented historical scope, Founders will forever change our image of this most crucial moment in America’s past.
Categories: History

Black Writers White Publishers

Black Writers  White Publishers

Boni and Liveright advertised Cane (1923) as “a book about Negroes by a Negro
,” despite Jean Toomer's express request not to promote the book along such
racial lines (Larson 25; Toomer 157). Nella Larsen agreed to switch the title of
her ...

Author: John Kevin Young

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735499

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 397

Jean Toomer's "Cane" was advertised as "a book about Negroes by a Negro," despite his request not to promote the book along such racial lines. Nella Larsen switched the title of her second novel from "Nig" to "Passing," because an editor felt the original title "might be too inflammatory." In order to publish his first novel as a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection Richard Wright deleted a scene in "Native Son" depicting Bigger Thomas masturbating. Toni Morrison changed the last word of "Beloved" at her editor's request and switched the title of "Paradise" from "War" to allay her publisher's marketing concerns. Although many editors place demands on their authors, these examples invite special scholarly attention given the power imbalance between white editors and publishers and African American authors. "Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature" examines the complex negotiations behind the production of African American literature. In chapters on Larsen's "Passing," Ishmael Reed's "Mumbo Jumbo," Gwendolyn Brooks's "Children Coming Home," Morrison's "Oprah's Book Club" selections, and Ralph Ellison's "Juneteenth," John K. Young presents the first book-length application of editorial theory to African American literature. Focusing on the manuscripts, drafts, book covers, colophons, and advertisements that trace book production, Young expands upon the concept of socialized authorship and demonstrates how the study of publishing history and practice and African American literary criticism enrich each other. John K. Young is an associate professor of English at Marshall University. His work has appeared in journals such as "College English," "African American Review," and "Critique."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies

Journal of a Residence Among the Negroes in the West Indies

Being an excellent planter , he confined his attention entirely to the cultivation of
the soil , and when the negroes came to complain of some act of cruelty or
oppression committed by the book - keepers or the black governors , he refused
to ...

Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN4EJ5

Category: Jamaica

Page: 184

View: 747

Categories: Jamaica

The New Negroes and Their Music

The New Negroes and Their Music

Introduction It was Mary Kemp Davis , formerly a professor of African American
literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , who suggested that
for this book I make use of James Weldon Johnson ' s thematic treatment of black
 ...

Author: Jon Michael Spencer

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 087049967X

Category: Music

Page: 171

View: 619

Spencer's discussion encompasses the music and writings of a wide range of important figures, including James Weldon Johnson, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Marian Anderson, Alain Locke, William Grant Still, R. Nathaniel Dett, and Dorothy Maynor. He argues that the singular accomplishment of the Harlem Renaissance composers and musicians was to achieve a "two-tiered mastery" promoted by Johnson, Locke, the Harmon award, and Crisis and Opportunity magazines.
Categories: Music

The Untold Story of the Black Regiment

The Untold Story of the Black Regiment

He said American slave owners who lost their slaves could seek payment later.
As a result Carleton compiled the Book of Negroes, which recorded the names of
3,000 blacks who left New York. Most of the free blacks and newly freed black ...

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756549756

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 442

Recounts the story of the African Americans, both free and slave, who fought on both sides in the American Revolution, many in the hope of achieving their own freedom, and discusses the ambivalence white leaders felt about black soldiers.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess

The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess

... drama—to present a page from the book of human life—a page on which the
characters merely happen to be Negroes. ... informed readers that Porgy “deals
with purely Negro problems (as opposed to most plays and books about Negroes
, ...

Author: Ellen Noonan

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807837337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

View: 616

Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this comprehensive account, Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality. In its surprising endurance lies a myriad of local, national, and international stories. For black performers and commentators, Porgy and Bess was a nexus for debates about cultural representation and racial uplift. White producers, critics, and even audiences spun revealing racial narratives around the show, initially in an attempt to demonstrate its authenticity and later to keep it from becoming discredited or irrelevant. Expertly weaving together the wide-ranging debates over the original novel, Porgy, and its adaptations on stage and film with a history of its intimate ties to Charleston, The Strange Career of "Porgy and Bess" uncovers the complexities behind one of our nation's most long-lived cultural touchstones.
Categories: Performing Arts

Mermaid A Memoir of Resilience

Mermaid  A Memoir of Resilience

... and Steel Townie The Forgotten Waltz The Painter from Shanghai The
Feminine Mystique The Swerve The Book of Negroes The Obituary Writer A
Guide for the Perplexed The Vanishing Act White Truffles in Winter The History of
Love* The ...

Author: Eileen Cronin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393242737

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 599

“Extraordinarily courageous; [Cronin] chronicles her journey to fit in and thrive with bravery and wit.”—O, The Oprah Magazine At the age of three, Eileen Cronin first realized that only she did not have legs. Her boisterous Catholic family accepted her situation as “God’s will,” treating her no differently than her ten siblings, as she “squiddled” through their 1960s Cincinnati home. But starting school, even wearing prosthetics, Cronin had to brave bullying and embarrassing questions. Thanks to her older brother’s coaching, she handled a classmate’s playground taunts with a smack from her lunchbox. As a teen, thrilled when boys asked her out, she was confused about what sexuality meant for her. She felt most comfortable and happiest relaxing and skinny dipping with her girlfriends, imagining herself “an elusive mermaid.” The cause of her disability remained taboo, however, even as she looked toward the future and the possibility of her own family. In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide—known to cause birth defects—Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology. Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name the Book of Negroes the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name   the Book of Negroes  the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Author: Herbert Marilyn

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 85

View: 352

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Slavery During the Revolutionary War

Slavery During the Revolutionary War

... whose names were in the Book of Negroes, were freed by Lord Dunmore and
relocated to Nova Scotia, Jamaica, and Britain.19 There were a few cases where
their owners found them and proved their ownership, and those slaves had to be
 ...

Author: Esther Pavao

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780988811904

Category:

Page: 42

View: 238

How extensive was slavery during the Revolutionary War and the founding of our country? Did the founding fathers own slaves? How did the colonists justify fighting for their own freedom while denying the freedom of African and Indian slaves? Slavery During the Revolutionary War answers these questions from contemporary sources, newspaper ads, and the founding fathers own letters.
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Black Book Publishers in the United States

Black Book Publishers in the United States

As the three friends worked on the booklet, it grew and finally mushroomed into a
full-length book. They decided to publish it as the book Great Negroes, Past and
Present. David P. Ross, Jr. , formed a publishing corporation and raised $7,000 ...

Author: Donald F. Joyce

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313267839

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 801

This book offers the first extensive look at black-owned publishing companies from 1817 to 1990, and reveals previously unknown facts about the contributions of blacks to Western civilization. By studying bibliographic works, book advertisements, periodical literature, and business directories, Joyce has collected a wealth of information on 46 firms. Included are publishing histories, bibliographic data, information sources, libraries holding specific titles, and officers and addresses where appropriate. The entries are arranged alphabetically by firm, and a geographical listing and author/title/subject index are also provided.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines