The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom and of finding her way home again.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780552775489

Category: Fiction

Page: 497

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Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom - and of finding her way home again. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing return odyssey to Africa.Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel spans three continents and six decades to bring to life a dark and shameful chapter in our history through the story of one brave and resourceful woman.
Categories: Fiction

The First Book of Negroes

The First Book of Negroes

This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.

Author: Langston Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066036974

Category: African Americans

Page: 69

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This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York.
Categories: African Americans

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

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.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393351576

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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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

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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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New Negroes from Africa

 New Negroes from Africa

Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with ...

Author: Rosanne Marion Adderley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253347039

Category: History

Page: 337

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In 1838 the British government outlawed the slave trade, emancipated all of the slaves in its possessions, and began to interdict slave ships en route to the Americas. Almost at once, colonies that had depended on slave labour were faced with a liberated and unwilling labour force. At the same time, newly freed slaves in Sierra Leone (and later from America and elsewhere) were "persuaded" to emigrate to other British colonies to provide a new workforce to replace or augment remnants of the old. Some became paid labourers, others indentured servants. These two groups--one, English-speaking colonists; the other, new African immigrants--are the focus of this study of "receptive" communities in the West Indies. Adderley describes the formation of these settlements, and, working from scant records, tries to tease out information about the families of liberated Africans, the labour they performed, their religions, and the culture they brought with them. She addresses issues of gender, ethnicity, and identity, and concludes with a discussion of repatriation.
Categories: History

The Negroes in America

The Negroes in America

Author: Claude McKay

Publisher: Associated Faculty PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015001402935

Category: History

Page: 97

View: 963

Categories: History

The Negroes of Nebraska

The Negroes of Nebraska

Author: Writers' Program (U.S.). Nebraska

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025358931

Category: African Americans

Page: 48

View: 229

Categories: African Americans

The Negroes of Africa

The Negroes of Africa

Author: Maurice Delafosse

Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. : Kennikat Press

ISBN: UOM:39015012953165

Category: Africa

Page: 313

View: 682

Categories: Africa

The Negro Problem

The Negro Problem

Author: Booker T. Washington

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011752254

Category: African Americans

Page: 234

View: 365

Categories: African Americans

Negroes with Guns

Negroes with Guns

A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.

Author: Robert Franklin Williams

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814327141

Category: History

Page: 89

View: 598

A southern black community's struggle to defend itself against racist groups.
Categories: History

Ulster s White Negroes

Ulster s White Negroes

Author: Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 1873176678

Category: Political Science

Page: 133

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From Civil Rights to Insurrection Traces the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland from their early beginnings as a basic struggle for civil liberties through to the revolutionary war that has now claimed more than 3,000 lives and raged for more than quarter of a century.
Categories: Political Science

Women of Vision

Women of Vision

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1895642183

Category: Canada

Page: 95

View: 855

Categories: Canada

Negroes in Britain

Negroes in Britain

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Author: Kenneth Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415176301

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 765

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.
Categories: Social Science