[Reading] ➼ The Book of Negroes By Lawrence Hill – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

The Book of Negroes Lawrence Hill A Transform Une Page N Glig E De L Histoire En Un Roman Brillant Et Attachant, Qui Transporte Le Lecteur D Un Village Africain Une Plantation Du Sud Des Tats Unis, D Un Refuge Sordide En Nouvelle Cosse La C Te De La Sierra Leone, Dans L Odyss E Du Retour En Afrique De 1200 Anciens Esclaves AMINATA D Peint L Un Des Personnages F Minins Les Plus Forts De La Litt Rature R Cente, Une Femme Qui Se Fraie Un Chemin Dans Un Monde Hostile La Couleur De Sa Peau Et Son Sexe.Lorsque Aminata Diallo Entreprend D Crire L Histoire De Sa Vie Londres, En Angleterre, L Aube Du Dix Neuvi Me Si Cle, Elle Poss De Tout Un Bagage D Exp Riences Enlev E De Son Village En Afrique De L Ouest L Ge De Onze Ans Et Forc E De Marcher Jusqu La Mer Pendant Des Mois Dans Un Convoi D Esclaves, Aminata Est Ensuite Amen E Travailler Dans Une Plantation D Indigo Sur Une Le Au Large De La Caroline Du Sud Elle Survit Gr Ce Ses Comp Tences De Sage Femme Acquises Aupr S De Sa M Re Et Gr Ce Sa Force De Caract Re H Rit E De Ses Parents Mais Aminata Reste Pi G E, Chappant De Justesse La Violence Qui Co Te La Vie De Nombreuses Personnes De Son Entourage Elle Aura La Chance D Inscrire Son Nom Dans Le Registre Des Noirs, Authentique Registre De L Arm E Britannique Qui Permit 3000 Loyalistes Noirs D Embarquer Manhattan Sur Des Bateaux Destination De La Nouvelle Cosse Et De Qu Bec Apr S La Guerre D Ind Pendance Am Ricaine Mais, Victimes L Aussi D Agressions Et De Violences, 1200 D Entre Eux D Cideront D Entreprendre Un Voyage De Retour En Afrique.


10 thoughts on “The Book of Negroes

  1. says:

    International title Someone Knows My Name It s 1802 and Aminata Diallo, now an old woman, sits down to write her life story at the request of the Abolitionists in London Abducted from her village in West Africa at the age of eleven and marched in a coffle a string of slaves for three months before reaching the coast, Aminata survives the voyage to America and ends up sold to an indigo plantation owner in South Carolina She describes herself as lucky, because compared to the tragic circumstances and end of so many other black slaves, Aminata manages to survive using her wits, her skills as a midwife, her ability to pick up new skills quickly, and her strength of character She witnesses many horrors and sorrows, and experiences them as well, that make her ponder the human nature and the hypocrisy of religions, even her own Yet through it all she does not succumb to anger or hatred she wants only to be together with her husband, Chekura, and their children, who are all taken from her.When Britain surrenders to the rebel...


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    This is a book where the plot is centered around slavery, but the book isn t really about slavery The story is really about a woman and the hardships she went through Aminata was an incredible protagonist, and I wish people could be like her.It is a fantastic book, and I highly recommend that everyone read it It has really made me want to pick up books that focus specifically on different cultures, as it really opened my eyes...


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    Someone knows my name is a compelling and fascinating account of one woman s remarkable experiences that spans six decades and three continents as a slave from childhood through to her death I loved this book when I first read it in 2011 and really enjoyed re reading listening to this one as a buddy read with a friend A book that grabs your attention from page one The history of the Slave Trade in America is heartbreaking and real and this is one of those books that is chilling and unputdownable because it brings history to life for the reader and that is how historical fiction works so well for me The author paints a realistic but terrifying picture of a time and practice that that will have your emotions all over the place as you read of the horrendous atrocities of slavery in our world s history The story focuses on Aninata Diablo, who was born in West Africa in 1745 Kidnapped as a child, she is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War This book s strength lies in its wonderful protagonist Aminata, a frail old lady who recounts her story and her courage and strength in the face of all evil is truly inspiring and page turning You will find yourself rooting for this character from the very first page A meticulously researched novel that is rich in histor...


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    UPDATE 1.99 Kindle special today It s soooooooo GOOD Lisi my best friend since Jr High School Thank you for last week end NOTE If you have received your mail, I have started this book which you told me I MUST MUST read I started it this morning WOW.I m hooked already WONDERFUL just as you said Thanks Ilyce luv, ya Hi to Ken WOW I could not stop thinking about this story even when I wasn t reading it I ll be thinking about this book for a long time The Book of Negroes is a real historical document which lists names of slaves who chose to leave the United States to go to Canada had to be frightening.This book is packed filled with history and struggles for survival Slave trades my God what a journey you re taken on by excellent writing of the author Lawrence Hill The storytelling is TOP QUALITY absorbing page after page Amazing characters, indomitable heroine , times, places, human su...


  5. says:

    This is definitely the best book I read in 2011 and one I will remember for a long time Aminata Diallo is such a powerful character, a woman who had to deal with so much in her life but came out with a small victory in the end Slavery is something we all know ab...


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    Abducted by slave traders as a young child, Aminata is a survivor She is taken so far from home that her ultimate vow is to get back This is her powerful story that will make you laugh, tear and jump for joy all at the same time Powerful Moving Memorable The Book of Negroes will stay with you long after you have read it.I couldn t put this one down I know it seems like such a daunting read and the font is tiny, but trust me, you ll fly through this There are times it s heart breaking, so I had to pause and not read it for a day but I couldn t wait to get back to it The characters are so vivid and so real The amount of research that was put into motion is clearly evident when you re reading her harrowing journey You can t help but feel like you went on this journey with her The story is one of survival and also one where our main character can t call anywhere else home Aminata is one character to admire, that s a fact I d give this a billion stars if I could Such an excellent book I cried tears of sadness and joy all at the same time Now I can finish watching the rest of the TV show adaptation The writing is excellent and the story and the characters and just everything about it screams classic RATING 5 5QUOTESI prayed that this was a dream, but the dream would not relent 33 That, I decided, was what it meant to be a slave your past didn t matter in the present you were invisible and you had no claim on the future 215 I...


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    EVERYBODY PLEASE READ THIS BOOK NOW I felt a whole range of emotions when reading this book I can t even form a complete review to give Hill s novel justice However, I will say that this is the type of book that demands to be read and importantly, to reach a vast readership It demands that you sit down and put your WHOLE heart into reading this novel I say this because this story doesn t fully release the reader until they have hit the very last page and felt every emotion one could ever think to feel and even then, Hill s writing grips you and won t let you rest In short, this book requires a lot out of its readers.Case in point, when I read this book, it begged me as a reader to do so in small increments because I felt as if I was making the same painful journey into slavery that Aminata Diallo was thrust into at the mere age of eleven years old Out of frustration and anger, I turned to Where d You Go Bernadette to cleanse my pallet before I...


  8. says:

    My expectations were set really high for this one It sat proudly at the top of my to read pile with an imposing 4.40 average across close to 1400 ratings.Now, I m not one of those dinks who look to read popular novels see Da Vinci Code pinheads just so they can turn their haughty noses up on them and knock down averages , but I m afraid my rating will knock this average down just a notch Not because I m a pinhead, but becauseThe Book of Negroes lacks what I need in a novel.Time and again, when I read these types of novels, I can t help but hold them up to the bars that were raised by Rohinton Mistry s A Fine Balance, or Khaled Hosseini s A Thousand Splendid Suns Particularly A Fine Balance That novel tore my heart apart Mistry had developed those characters so well, that with every turmoil or setback they came up against, I hurt with them, I rooted for them,I damn near cried for them.The slave trade is one of the truly dark stains on our history All of those wasted lives, and families torn apart forever How could this story of a girl sold in...


  9. says:

    My family is anti conditions of blacks in the American south type of literature I was taught to avoid being one of those black people who obsess over slavery and focus on our future Being born in Canada and growing up in an East African West Indian family, there was a belief that the American slave experience was somehow not our experience With that said, the only reason I read this book is because the author is from Canada Shallow, but true The story is told in retrospect through the eyes of the main character, Aminata Her character is complex She is a strong woman, yet she worries about her appearance and acceptance, at times she questions herself, she feels tenderness for her loved ones, she feels fear and sadness To her benefit and at times to her detriment , she is assertive throughout her journey Despite loss, violation, and overt and covert attempts to put her in her place she remains dignified I loved the way all of the characters were portrayed White doesn t necessarily mean bad enemy Black doesn t necessarily mean good friend And then there are the people in between Jewish, Mulatto trying to find a balance between being an insider and outsider.The novel covers about a 50ish year period It explains some of the historical connections between the roles of Africa, USA, Canada, Europe, with a touch of the West Indies in the slave tra...


  10. says:

    I loved this book from the beginning Read it for book club and so glad I did The novel tells the story of a young girl stolen from her village in Africa to be sold into slavery As an old woman she is recounting the story of her life This is where our story begins.Aminata is sold to several masters and then finally gains her freedom She is part of a large exodus from the US by the British who had promised them freedom if they fought for the British or helped them in any way during the revolutionary war They are taken to Nova Scotia only to once again encounter prejudice and no jobs, land or opportunity to form a good life.Eventually they are offered a trip back to Africa to found a new colony She takes this opportunity and tries to find her home village She goes through many trials and hardships but always hangs on to her true self she is finally rewarded with passage to London and an opportunity to tell her story.I would hi...


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