Enslaved on a South Carolina plantation, Aminata works in the indigo fields and as a midÂwife. 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.
©2007 Lawrence Hill; (P)2007 Books on Tape
"Stunning, wrenching and inspiring....Hill's book is a harrowing, breathtaking tour de force." (Publishers Weekly)
One could say my tastes in books are nonsequators because I have no favorite author or genre. I hold over 300 books in my audible library
This is the first book that I have watched the movie/ mini series first and read the book second. I usually do not do that because they leave so much out or change details in the film version. This time I was not disappointed, sure they had changed a few things In the film but for the most part they stayed true to the story.
The narrator for this was amazing, she transported me to every destination with all manner of emotions. The story was just detailed enough to paint a picture but not too detailed so I felt bored.
Loved it!! I would and have recommended my friends and family to listen to this magnificent story/history. The narrator was by far my favorite!! Thank you!
This audio was recommended to me for a long ride. It lasted to and from my destination and several rides to and from work. I didn't want to leave my car. Absolutely Superb!
work with children and dogs, so fantasy is a wonderful distraction!
Excellent narrator, wonderful and heart wrenching at times. Very true to television mini series! a worthwhile read!
Her story is wonderful, scary, sad, hopeful and disappointing. It's so easy to image yourself in her footsteps. I found myself crying out in her times of pain, loss and happiness and praying she would find all that she lost.
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