CBC – The book of Negroes


Abducted from her village in West Africa, eleven-year-old Aminata Diallo is forced into a slave coffle and must endure a horrific ocean crossing.

She is brought to a South Carolina plantation where she makes herself useful by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, all the while keeping the attentions of her jealous slave master, Robinson Appleby, at bay.

Soon after Aminata reencounters Chekura, a fellow slave from West Africa, they are married in a clandestine ceremony. When their first baby is brutally abducted and sold by Appleby she vows to return one day to her homeland.

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2 Replies to “CBC – The book of Negroes”

  1. DePapers says:

    “The Book of Negroes” is more than just a historical novel; it is a profound exploration of identity, resilience, and the universal quest for freedom and dignity. Lawrence Hill’s poignant prose and richly drawn characters make this a book that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

  2. wishmood says:

    I highly recommend ‘The Book of Negroes’ to anyone seeking a compelling and thought-provoking read that sheds light on a dark chapter of history while celebrating the power of the human spirit to overcome even the greatest of obstacles.

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