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Someone Knows My Name


Adapted into an epic television mini-series The Book of Negroes. Winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Someone Knows My Name is a moving ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Kathleen H

Absorbing Read

by Kathleen H on Dec 1, 2011

This book was easy to get into right away and remained so for its entirety. I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Excellent read!

by fluffer on Nov 1, 2009

This book was originally published in Canada under the title "Book of Negroes." This refers to a list kept by the British after the Revolutionary War of Negroes that they helped move out of the colonies and into Canada. The story follows the life of Aminato, who is captured in Africa at the age of eleven and sold into slavery "across the big river". Throughout the horrible trek to the coast of Africa, her slave years, and her freedom years in Nova Scotia, her dream is to return to her village in Africa. When given the opportunity to travel to Sierra Leone in Africa, whe and thousands of other "voyagers" make the trip back. It is a wonderfully written fiction account which allows the reader to see the horrors of slavery through the eyes of a young girl, and to continue to view her life as she ages. It was a fascinating book.

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