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Someone Knows My Name Audiobook

Someone Knows My Name

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Very good book. This book motivates me to be a better person on so many levels.

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    Nancy CA Bay Area 04-22-17
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    "Amazing story beautifully and lovingly told"

    My granddaughter recommended that I read this book. She is 13. I listened to it and so appreciated the wonderful art of Adenrele Ojo and the story written by Lawrence Hill. We listened to some of it together. The descriptions throughout the book made a story that needed to be told and heard authentic and powerful. Highly recommended by me and by my amazing granddaughter.

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    Nicole 04-20-17
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    "I could not put it down!"

    As someone who lived in west Africa, this is a true account of a Fulani woman stolen from her land into the abhorrent hands of slave traders. I could not put it down. This is a true masterpiece.

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    "well written and well read!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I learned a few things along the way that enhances my knowledge of how we as a people think today and how we thought during the slave trade....

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    Patty, Iowa 02-28-17
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    Absolutely loved this book! It kept me enthralled during the entire reading. This is a must read!

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    "very well written. The reader was awesome!"

    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.

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    "Emotional Journey"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer MERIDIAN, MS, US 12-07-16
    Amazon Customer MERIDIAN, MS, US 12-07-16 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story all around"

    Great performance, great story. Powerful. I found the book after watching the mini series The Book of Negroes.

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    Jean 10-26-16
    Jean 10-26-16

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Wonderful Read"

    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.

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    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.

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