Book of Negroes

by Lawrence Hill | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780002255073 Global Overview for this book
Registered by eicuthbertson of Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on 3/9/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by eicuthbertson from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 09, 2009
Enthralling tale..as if told by Aminata Diallo, born in Africa, taken as a slave and transported to North America, later sent to Nova Scotia as a Loyalist, then to Sierra Leone and finally to England, to tell her story in the cause of the abolition of slavery. Based on real events, but fiction.

This book just won Canada Reads 2009 - the CBC Book Club is sponsoring a month long discussion of the book: http://www.cbc.ca/canadareads/bookclub/

Journal Entry 2 by eicuthbertson at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Monday, March 09, 2009

Released 12 yrs ago (3/9/2009 UTC) at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at the Lower Mainland Bookcrossing March Meetup
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When: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:00 PM

Where:
Rhizome Cafe
317 East Broadway
Vancouver BC

Journal Entry 3 by Strude from Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You really feel that this is not fiction, especially since there is no romantic final meeting. Aminata was lucky in many ways, but the author had to give her some luck or she couldn't have survived. I've always wondered what memories of African homes were passed down to children and whether those memories were "fancied up" since there was virtually no way anyone could go back to check. Shocking to think about Muslims being compelled to Christianity as an improvement on their 'barbaric beliefs'. An excellent read. And Canadian!

Released 12 yrs ago (4/14/2009 UTC) at -- wild released somewhere in Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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This is the Starbucks at Broadway and Scotia, one block north of Kingsway on the west side. We haven't met here before so it will be left where we can - on the counter by the window probably. It's meetup, why not join us?

Journal Entry 5 by monnibo from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Nabbed it at the Vancouver BookCrossing April meeting. So excited to see it, I've been hearing a lot of good buzz!

Journal Entry 6 by monnibo from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, May 10, 2009
Great read! Highly recommended!

The Book of Negroes was a fantastic read; it had history, adventure, character and plot, and best of all — hope. The novel is the story of Aminata during the 1700’s and 1800’s when she is stolen from her village in Africa and sold into American slavery. Aminata becomes the storyteller for many different people, but her story is one resonating with hope, compassion, and life.

This book also showed me a glimpse of Canadian history (including the novel’s namesake) when Aminata goes to Nova Scotia to get away from the American slave trade. As one of the judges on Canada Reads said: “it taught me about a part of Canadian history which I thought I was a bit of an expert on.” Lawrence Hill weaves a compelling tale that “doesn’t feel like it’s teaching you the history at any point” according to Avi Lewis, champion on Canada Reads for The Book of Negroes.

I could not put this book down. I would come home from work and crawl into bed to read a few pages before making dinner. Compelling, compassionate, and courageous. I highly recommend you read The Book of Negroes — CBC Canada Reads deemed it a book that “all Canadians should read”.

Full review here: http://www.monniblog.com/2009/05/cbc-canada-reads-and-the-book-of-negroes/

Journal Entry 7 by monnibo from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Giving this first to my mom, then my dad, and then probably my sister to read. I'm sure they'll all speed right through it — such an addictive read!

Journal Entry 8 by monnibo at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (7/10/2009 UTC) at Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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I gave this book to my mother, who gave it to her best friend... where it will end up next, who knows!!

Journal Entry 9 by monnibo at Cassiar Little Free Library in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, March 07, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (3/8/2021 UTC) at Cassiar Little Free Library in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

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Released to a new Little Free Library in Hastings Sunrise!

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