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The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
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Feb 12, 2011

really liked it
Read from February 09 to 12, 2011

A very provocative novel about a slaves life from beginning to end. Although it is fictional, the historical events that take place, such as the revolutionary war in the 13 colonies, are for the most part accurate. Lawrence Hill writes this so beautifully that rather then read about Meena's journey, you actually take it along with her. It is provoking to your own emotions of anger, sadness, triumph and joy. Once I had finished reading I found myself time and again searching for more information of actual injustices these people of Africa and those born into slavery had to endure. It is a book so good that it will stick in my mind for years to come!
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Tamara Taylor It sounds so good!! I am excited to read this one myself :)

Jana We read it for book club last year and we all really enjoyed it. It was a shocking look at this woman's life.

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