Sunday, January 9, 2011

Book Club Spotlight -- Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

The last book being highlighted is Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill. Here is the publisher's description:

Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget.

Sounds intense. Have you read it? If so, what did you think?

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