Someone Knows My Name A Novel

ISBN-10: 0393333094
ISBN-13: 9780393333091
Edition: N/A
Authors: Lawrence Hill
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

"Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."--Nancy Kline,New York Times Book Review 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.

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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