The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION Based on a true story, Lawrence Hill's epic novel ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409080602

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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'A beautiful, compelling artifice, spun from unspeakably savage facts . . . a fiction that faces the terrible truth about slavery' The Times WINNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH PRIZE FOR FICTION 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. 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. What readers are saying: ***** 'Beautifully written ... an enlightening read' ***** 'Since reading, this has become my favourite book ever' ***** 'A powerful historical account of an incredible woman's journey'
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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

A gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover’s collection.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443416983

Category: African American loyalists

Page: 528

View: 559

This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work. It adds to the novel more than 150 images: early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never-before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger called the Book of Negroes. Readers will travel the world with Aminata Diallo, from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London. A gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.
Categories: African American loyalists

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

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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

The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes is a 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1508556555

Category:

Page: 38

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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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The Book of Negroes

The 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 ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1121074835

Category: African American loyalists

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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
Categories: African American loyalists

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

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: Herbert Marilyn

Publisher: Bookclub-in-a-Box

ISBN: 9781897082591

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 85

View: 545

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

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

View: 880

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 Shelburne Black Loyalists

The Shelburne Black Loyalists

Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.

Author: Ruth Holmes Whitehead

Publisher: [Halifax] : Nova Scotia Museum

ISBN: WISC:89121627038

Category: Black Canadians Nova Scotia History

Page: 294

View: 549

"Over 2000 Blacks came to Nova Scotia with the fleet from New York City [in 1783]. Sir Guy Carleton, commander-in-chief of the British Army, ordered the listing of these people, their age, appearance, family members, previous owners and places of residence, in a record called the 'Book of Negroes.'"--Introduction.
Categories: Black Canadians Nova Scotia History

The Illustrated Book of Negroes

The Illustrated Book of Negroes

This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work.

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher:

ISBN: 1443412198

Category:

Page: 544

View: 664

This beautiful full-colour gift edition of the new Canadian classic, The Book of Negroes, shares with readers the many photos, works of art and documents that inspired Lawrence Hill to create his award-winning work. It adds to the novel more than 150 images: early maps and documents, archival photos, period paintings and never-before-published pages from the original handwritten ledger called the Book of Negroes. Readers will travel the world with Aminata Diallo, from a West African village to an indigo plantation in South Carolina, through the tough streets of New York City and the harsh climate of Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, and finally to an abolitionist's home in London. A holiday gift to treasure, this keepsake edition is essential for any booklover's collection.
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The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes

This new edition salutes The Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom.

Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Publisher:

ISBN: 0823298809

Category: History

Page: 334

View: 154

Since publication of The Black Loyalist Directory in 1996, the primary component, The Book of Negroes, has become one of the most cited of American Revolutionary primary sources . This new edition salutes the Book of Negroes by using the original title of this famous accounting of Black freedom. On the surface, The Book of Negroes is a laconic, ledger-style enumeration of 3,000 self-emancipated and free Blacks who departed as part of the British evacuation of Loyalists from New York City in the Summer and Fall of 1783 for Nova Scotia, England, Germany and other parts of the world. Created under orders from Sir Guy Carleton (Lord Dorchester), Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, to placate an angry George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (USA), who regarded the Black Loyalists as fugitive slaves, The Book of Negroes is, as Alan Gilbert has observed, a "roll of honor."
Categories: History

Negroes and the Gun

Negroes and the Gun

From the pre-Civil War to today, this book demonstrates a willingness of African-American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities, from Frederick Douglas's advice to keep a good revolver handy ...

Author: Nicholas Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781616148393

Category: History

Page: 379

View: 148

From the pre-Civil War to today, this book demonstrates a willingness of African-American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities, from Frederick Douglas's advice to keep a good revolver handy as defense against slave catchers to blacks against the KKK. Original.
Categories: History

The Deserter s Tale

The Deserter s Tale

The memoir of an Oklahoma-born soldier who enlisted to help his family and was deployed to Iraq describes the horrific conditions to which Iraqi civilians were subjected, his forced participation in raids on accused terrorists he believes ...

Author: Joshua Key

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

ISBN: 0887842089

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 672

The memoir of an Oklahoma-born soldier who enlisted to help his family and was deployed to Iraq describes the horrific conditions to which Iraqi civilians were subjected, his forced participation in raids on accused terrorists he believes were innocent, and his decision to seek asylum in Canada. 50,000 first printing.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Possibilities of Peace

Possibilities of  Peace

This thesis interrogates how Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes represents histories of violence ethically by utilizing Emmanuel Lévinas's philosophy of ethics as a methodology for interpretation.

Author: Ruth Emode

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:885457852

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This thesis interrogates how Lawrence Hill's The Book of Negroes represents histories of violence ethically by utilizing Emmanuel Lévinas's philosophy of ethics as a methodology for interpretation. Traditional slave narratives like Olaudah Equiano's autobiography and postmodern neo-slave narratives like Toni Morrison's Beloved animate the violence endemic to slavery and colonialism in an effort to emphasize struggles in conscience, the incomprehensible atrocities, and strategies of rebellion. However, this project illustrates how The Book of Negroes supplements these literary goals with Hill's own imagination of how slaves contested the inhumanities thrust upon them. Through his aesthetic choices as a realist, Hill foregrounds the possibilities of pacifism, singular identities, and altruistic agency through his protagonist Aminata Diallo. These three narrative elements constitute Lévinas's ethical peace, which means displaying a profound sensitivity towards the historical Other whom imperial discourses and traditional representations of catastrophes in Black history might obscure.
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Dear Sir I Intend to Burn Your Book

Dear Sir  I Intend to Burn Your Book

The fact of the title change of my novel in certain markets, followed by the burning of the cover of The Book of Negroes in Amsterdam, led me to reflect ...

Author: Lawrence Hill

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9780888646798

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 33

View: 469

"In 2011, Canadian writer Lawrence Hill received an email from a man in the Netherlands stating that he intended to burn The Book of Negroes, Hill's internationally acclaimed novel. Soon, the threat was international news, affecting Hill's publishers andreaders. In this provocative essay, Hill shares his private response to that moment and the controversy that followed, examing his reaction to the threat, while attempting to come to terms with the book burner's motives and complaints. Drawing on other instances of book banning and burning, Hill maintains that censorship is still alive and well, even in this age of access to information. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression and human rights will appreciate this passionate defence of the freedom to read and write"--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Literary Collections

Patterns of Negro Segregation

Patterns of Negro Segregation

Even where there is an attempt to provide a dual system the provisions are not
equal , for although the Negro branch library may borrow books that circulate
from the main library , Negroes do not have access to reference books . In the
rural ...

Author: Charles Spurgeon Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015332398

Category: African Americans

Page: 332

View: 396

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: 223

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

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Groups

Some Negroes Accuse Styron Of Distorting Nat Turner's Life 12 HO 1 By JOHN
LEO William Styron's " The Con slave , " said Michael Thelwell , a fessions of Nat
Turner , " the No. Jamaican graduate student at I best - selling novel , is stirring ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006929763

Category: Aliens

Page: 422

View: 731

A collection of articles illustrating the diversity of origins of the American people.
Categories: Aliens

Childrens Catalog

Childrens  Catalog

Directed to young people , the book throughout gives concrete suggestions as to
how they as individuals can ' put democracy to work ' . " Bk ) . Bibliography : p128
- 32 325 . 2 Negroes Bontemps , Arna Wendell , 1902* Story of the Negro ; illus ...

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062307460

Category: Children's literature

Page:

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.
Categories: Children's literature