Someone Knows My Name

ISBN-10: 0393065782
ISBN-13: 9780393065787
Edition: 2007
Authors: Lawrence Hill
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Description: "You feel you are turning the pages of history, the pages of truth."Austin Clarke, author ofThe Polished Hoe Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedomand of the knowledge she needs to get  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

"You feel you are turning the pages of history, the pages of truth."Austin Clarke, author ofThe Polished Hoe Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedomand of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.

LAWRENCE HILL is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, including the nationally bestselling The Book of Negroes, Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, and Some Great Thing. He also co-authored, with Joshua Key, The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq. Lawrence Hill lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Visit his website at www.lawrencehill.com .

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