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Someone knows my name /
Lawrence Hill.
imprint
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008, c2007.
description
486 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9780393333091
format(s)
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imprint
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008, c2007.
isbn
9780393333091
general note
"First published as a Norton paperback 2008."
Originally published as: The book of Negroes.
catalogue key
6937465
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, USA, 2008 : Nominated
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New York Times Full Text Review, October 2009
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Summaries
Main Description
Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget. Reading group guide included.
Main Description
Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom--and of the knowledge she needs to get home. This captivating story of one womans remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.

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