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Someone Knows My Name | [Lawrence Hill]

Someone Knows My Name

Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-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.
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Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-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.

©2007 Lawrence Hill; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Stunning, wrenching and inspiring....Hill's book is a harrowing, breathtaking tour de force." (Publishers Weekly)

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    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.

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    I read this book from cover to cover and I enjoyed it more as it was told to me.
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    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!

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    The narration brings authenticity and clarity to this amazing story. We must never repeat the horrors of human enslavement.

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    "Wonderful story of Aminata Diallo"

    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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    This audio rendition was great. I found myself listening at every opportunity. Can't wait for the Mini Series on BET.

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