Canada Reads: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Canada Reads: The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

The Canada Reads book for 2009 has been selected.

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill is the story of a woman named Aminata Diallo. She recounts the story of her life, starting from her beginning in West Africa, where she was captured as a slave and taken to a plantation in South Carolina.

CBC’s Between the Covers is broadcasting the book, read by Kim Roberts. Listen to The Book of Negroes either on the radio show or the podcast.

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