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)
This was a very well written story and was quite a moving one. I loved the reader and wish I could find more stories with her reading.
Simply the best audiobook I've listened to in years. Words can't describe the emotions I felt while listening to the tale of one, knowing many of my ancestors have also gone through a similar journey.
"Da Story Weaver"
Great performance, great story. Powerful. I found the book after watching the mini series The Book of Negroes.
What a good book! It brought me to tears, made me laugh, enterained me and taught me some history. Thank you, Lawrence Hill.
I have read the audible version and am quite impressed with the narrator, Adenrele Ojo.
From start to finished I was mesmerized. The rich recount of history was painfully and beautifully written. The narrator's voice and accents were so entertaining. Great book and vivid imagery.
This book has opened my eyes to so much history that I've looked up while listening to this story being told. I've come to appreciate the stories of our ancestors more than every. In the past I did not want to venture down the roads of the truths of what they endured because I would get so angry. Now I appreciate the stories and look at them as a way of filling a need I'd always needed about who I am, where are my people originally from. So many questions has stirred in me I'm going to research my family lines as far back as I can. It's a good thing to know from which you've came because it helps you know where you are going or which direction you need to go. I wish that many listen to this book and share!
The story is told with dignity and compassion. Great listen.
Good book for every age.
History and personal interest all in one. An intense look at the African slave trade with perspectives I had never realized. Beautifully narrated, very well written. Kept my interest clear through.
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