Elizabeth's Reviews > The Book of Negroes

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Rate this book
Clear rating

F 50x66
's review

it was amazing

This is a beautifully written novel about the life of Aminata Diallo. Meena as she is known later is kidnapped from the interior of Africa at the age of 11 and sold into slavery. She escapes, makes her way to Nova Scotia, Sierra Leone, and ultimately London, England.

Hill's research is thorough—the character's life weaves in and out of facts and truths from the time.

Personally, it helped me to understand some of what my ancestors endured in their lifetimes as well as some of the history of how Africans lived and their own roles in the slave trade.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Book of Negroes.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

December 29, 2008 – Shelved
December 29, 2008 –
page 163
Started Reading
January 4, 2009 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.