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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22,273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Hill Narrator: Adenrele Ojo Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Aminata Diallo (“an amazing literary creation,” Literary Review of Canada) is the beguil­ing heroine of Lawrence Hill’s SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an eighteenth-century woman’s life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kid­napping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

Enslaved on a South Carolina plantation, Aminata works in the indigo fields and as a mid­wife. When she is bought by an entrepreneur from Charleston, she is torn from friends and family. The chaos of the Revolutionary War allows her to escape. In British-held Manhattan, she helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for wartime service to the King with safe passage to Nova Scotia. During her travels in Canada, Sierra Leone, and England, Aminata strives for her free­dom and that of her people–even when it comes at a price.

In this captivating novel, Hill portrays one woman’s remarkable spirit and strength in the face of adversity, and he brings to life crucial and little-known chapters in world history. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle Hughes | 2/16/2014

    " Also known as the "book of negroes" - awesome, super book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teri Halio | 2/16/2014

    " Wonderfully written and an compelling story of the slave trade - the horrors of how a strong woman was stolen, brutalized and survived. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Harmke | 2/7/2014

    " Prettig geschreven en aangrijpend boek. Het Negerboek is het levensverhaal van Aminata Diallo, halverwege de 18e eeuw geboren in Afrika. Vooral het eerste deel van het boek is erg aangrijpend geschreven. Daarna dreigt het wat te gaan kabbelen, maar net op tijd komt er weer wat schwung in het verhaal. Ondanks het heftige thema (slavernij) leest het boek lekker weg. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurie Guest | 2/7/2014

    " I read this book on the long car ride home. I love historical fiction and this book did not disappoint! I would actually give it a 4.5 stars. very different from my romantic love stories that I have been reading, but I really enjoyed it! "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill is the author of the novels Someone Knows My Name, Any Known Blood, and Some Great Thing, his widely praised first novel. He is also the author of the nonfiction work The Deserter’s Tale, with Joshua Key. He lives in Ontario, Canada.