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The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)
The Book of Negroes: A Novel (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions) | Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hills award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BETs first miniseries. The star-studded production includes lead actress Aunjanue Ellis (Ray, The Help), Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men), Oscar and Emmy winner Louis Gossett Jr. (A Raisin in the Sun, Boardwalk Empire), and features Lyriq Bent (Rookie Blue), Jane Alexander (The Cider House Rules), and Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line). Director and co-writer Clement Virgo is a feature film and television director (The Wire) who also serves as producer with executive producer Damon DOliveira (What We Have). In this transporting (Entertainment Weekly) and heart-stopping (Washington Post) work, Aminata Diallo, one of the strongest women characters in contemporary fiction, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada after the Revolutionary War, she escapes to attempt a new life in freedom.
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Bakingbookworm
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5 ⭐️- Vividly described & well-researched, the strength of this book comes from its main character, Aminata Diallo as readers witness her life after she's abducted from her village in West Africa and sold into slavery.

This is one of my all-time favourite reads & if you haven't read it yet, I highly suggest you do. This time I listened to the digital audiobook and was blown away once again by this book.

Review: http://bit.ly/BookOfNegroesReview

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is so good! 3w
Bakingbookworm @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it‘s one of my favourites. Roots by Alex Haley is also amazing. 3w
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melissajayne
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My #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition Honourable mentions to Outlander, Wonderstruck, The Gown, Eleanor Oliphant, Crazy Rich Asians, A Place for Us, Indian Horse, Love and Ruin, Mrs. Hemingway, Ready Player One, The Royal We, A Town Like Alice, Gone Girl, Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, Jane Eyre.

Cinfhen I think I‘m going to have to add some honorable mentions too!!! Because 10 is TOO HARD 3mo
melissajayne @Cinfhen It‘s a great way to mention other really memorable books. Left out Harry Potter because it would take 7 of the spots. 3mo
Cinfhen I actually have tons of honorable mentions but I narrowed it down to the 3 that I kept shifting in and out of slots 3mo
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Amiable Oh, I LOVE “A Town Like Alice.“ One of my lifetime favorites. 3mo
melissajayne @Amiable that was such a great book. My friend found the miniseries of the book on VHS. 3mo
BarbaraBB Cutting for Stone 😍 2mo
melissajayne @BarbaraBB I agree; it was so good. 2mo
Suet624 Cutting for Stone! I forgot about that book and I really liked it. 2mo
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Petelord
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Powerful book. Must read

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This little nugget and a sibling helped me write earlier today. Now they‘re my reading buddy.

Head on, rabbits this young look very much like tiny chinchillas.

Bradleygirl 😭😭😭 🐇 9mo
xicanti @Bradleygirl two more hopped out after I took this! I just about died of cute. 9mo
Catsandbooks Omg what a cute little fluff! 🐰 9mo
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xicanti @Catsandbooks I can‘t get over their tiny little ears. 9mo
readordierachel Bunny!!! The cuteness is too much. 9mo
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xicanti
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I ate pad Thai and drank a delicious Gold Hobgoblin. Now I‘m ready to settle in and read as much of THE BOOK OF NEGROES as I can before I get sleepy. I wanted to finish it today, but I read other stuff at breakfast and lunch so I might end up reading the last few chapters tomorrow.

RvnclawWhovian LOVE pad Thai 🤤 9mo
xicanti @RvnclawWhovian it‘s my favourite! 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg that pad Thai looks so darn good 😋 9mo
xicanti @Jee_HookedOnBookz it was wonderful! 9mo
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xicanti
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Then I sat on a hill with THE BOOK OF NEGROES. My original plan to read it in 150-page chunks is officially dead. I‘m on track to finish it tomorrow.

ScrappyMags I‘ve heard it‘s an amazing book 📖 9mo
xicanti @ScrappyMags it‘s excellent so far. 9mo
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xicanti
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I drank a free coffee while I crept a bit further through THE BOOK OF NEGROES. My plan is to read another 150 pages every time I finish something else.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This book is fantastic. 9mo
xicanti @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego so I‘ve discovered. I think I‘m going to stick with it instead of taking breaks. 9mo
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xicanti
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Thursday night book stack. I dipped into THE BOOK OF NEGROES yesterday evening and to be honest, I‘m not sure Hill‘s syntax and I are gonna get along, but it‘s one of my May Must-Reads and I want to give it a proper go. Fingers crossed I fall so hard for it I can‘t believe I ever had any doubts.

Chelleo Good luck! 9mo
xicanti @Chelleo so far so good! I think it‘ll work out after all. 9mo
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xicanti
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I forgot to share my May Must-Reads! I dug deep into La TBR and chose:

• an historical chunkster I got from the free shelf at Nugget Books way back when
• an itsy bitsy fantasy I meant to read a full year ago and didn‘t
• some SF that‘s also my last unread purchase from the first half of 2018
• kinky erotica I received as an ARC and sat on because sometimes I‘m terrible

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Clearing out a few books on my shelf. I plan to get through these at top speed this Month. #unreadshelf #books #movieadaptation #graphicnovels

Clwojick Dark places looks good! I‘ve been on the lookout for it. Maybe I‘ll get the audiobook. ♥️ 10mo
TheBookbabeblog84 @Clwojick I‘m planning on reading the physical and listening to the audiobook. If you have scribd they have the audiobook available on 5/4. 10mo
Lindy @TheBookbabeblog84 I listened to Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah perform this audiobook; she was great. Is she the same narrator on Scribd? 10mo
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TheBookbabeblog84 @Lindy the audio book I was referring to was for Dark Places. I wish Book of Negroes was available on Scribd 😭 10mo
Lindy @TheBookbabeblog84 Ah, my mistake. 10mo
TheBookbabeblog84 @Lindy it‘s all good. I‘m going to look to see if my library has the audio on Libby. 10mo
Lindy @TheBookbabeblog84 I hope so for your sake. My library has it. 10mo
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LaraS
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Never have I met a person doing terrible things who would meet my own eyes peacefully. To gaze into another person‘s face is to do two things: to recognize their humanity, and to assert your own.

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Yes...it is!!!

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Aminata likes to read, so she could be a Litten. 😀📚♥️♥️♥️

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 12mo
ProfReader Thank you!!!💜💜💜 12mo
tpixie Welcome!!! 🥳📚🥳 12mo
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Know who you are and whose you are.

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I like learning new words from different cultures while reading.

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“If you close your eyes,” Papa said, “you can smell all the way to Timbuktu.”
I remember hearing the word “Timbuktu” as a child.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic book. 12mo
ProfReader I‘m enjoying it thus far!!! 12mo
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Melissa_J
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Aminata Diallo is one of my favourite characters in fiction. Brave, strong, resilient and hopeful. This is her story. #ThatGirl

#TimbitTunes #CanadianAuthor 🇨🇦

Cinfhen I own this one ☝🏾 but haven‘t read it yet 🙈 13mo
TheKidUpstairs Great pick. You should @Cinfhen ! It holds up to all its hype. 13mo
Melissa_J @Cinfhen 2019 would be a great year to read it 😉 13mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is an excellent book. 💕 13mo
KarynGood Wonderful book! Had the pleasure of hearing Lawrence Hill speak and read a short story! 12mo
Melissa_J @KarynGood cool! I‘d love to see him speak. 12mo
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LibraryCin
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This is my 3rd time reading this one, and I think rereading is just not for me. I rated it 4 stars the first two times, and 3.5 this time around, but I listened to the audio this time and would give an extra ¼ star for the narrator, so 3.75 this time. Good story; still find the ending unbelievable. I really don‘t think I should reread it again, though – not without a long long time in between, at least.

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candority
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Day 21 of #adventrecommends

No one has made a post about this brilliant novel in 7 months (or 10 months under a different edition), so here I am recommending it. Based on a true story, The Book of Negroes is about a girl named Aminata Diallo, who is abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South. The novel spans over six decades and is truly fantastic.

Stacypatrice I just added this to my “tbr” list. It looks like an incredible read. 1y
TheAliceEvers Sounds incredible! Stacked! Thank you! 1y
candority @Stacypatrice @TheAliceEvers Wonderful! I hope you both enjoy it! 😊 1y
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Men We Reaped
Ellen Foster
Gap Creek
At the Edge of the Orchard
News of the World

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megnews
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“When it comes to understanding others,” I said, “we rarely tax our imaginations.”
#insomniareading

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hilded
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#4NewFavesIn4Days 📚4/4 (#4NewFavsIn4Days)

Thanks for following up #7favesin7days with this great game @Cinfhen 😊So much fun seeing all the faves. Really hard picking only four though. There are so many more!

Cinfhen It was fun to see all the posts!!! 2y
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arubabookwoman
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Yikes! What do you do when 4 library holds come in all at once?? Not to mention the 9 you already have checked out (#TheOverstory, #RussianRoulette, #WhyBuddhism Is True, #TravelsWithCharley, #Brazen, #Citizen, #PackingMy Library, #BlackEatth, and #NaturalCauses.).

Graywacke I have a trick for this - for audio books. (An imperfect one) 2y
bnp Eek! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
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Visiting a friend #bookshelftourism 😍

pocketmermaid Is that a typewriter on the middle shelf?? 2y
pocketmermaid Love it! I just pulled mine out of storage and bought new ribbon for it. 🤓 2y
Mdargusch Very cool! 2y
Bria O.m. Goodness!!!!! I'm in love! I've got two typwriters. One's one of the old fashioned black metal ones and the other is like that only blue 😍😍😍 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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An epic novel about one women's life journey. Begining in Africa where she is kidnapped as a child, it follows her full circle from South Carolina, to New York, Nova Scotia, England, and Sierra Leone. It's an historical fiction book of slavery and the will of a woman who wouldn't be brought down by circumstance. A thourougly compelling read. 100% recommend.

#blackhistorymonth

Readergrrl I was just talking about this book... What a great read! I have the annotated illustrated version which is so interesting!! 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Readergrrl Oooh, I will have to keep an eye out for that version. 2y
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Melissa_J
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Here are some works of fiction by #blackwriters that can be found on my shelves. I loved each of the top three books, while the bottom two are on my TBR mountain - has anyone read them? #riotgrams

tracylovesbooks I have a copy of The Underground Railroad that I‘m hoping to get to soon! I‘ve heard nothing but incredible things. 2y
Melissa_J @tracylovesbooks it‘s really good, and a unique take on the Underground Railroad. 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego The Book of Negroes is a great novel. Ruby is a harrowing read, but worthwhile I thought. 2y
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Black History Month stack! Other than library books I need to finish that are due this month, I plan to read black authors & make my way through this stack. A pretty good mix of poetry, fiction, & a novel based on true events. #blackhistorymonth #stack #readingblackout #poetry #fiction #diversereads #blackauthors #solo #kwamealexander #anuntamedstate #roxanegay #thebookofnegroes #lawrencehill #thesobbingschool #joshuabennett #bone #yrsadaleyward

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego An Untamed State is one of my favourites. Not a pleasure read, but such good writing. 2y
lele1432 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes I love the writing!! 2y
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kelseynicburke
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This book was so amazing ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ without a doubt. Also since it is -23 degrees Celsius with the windchill right now, I‘m breaking out everything my Nan has ever knitted for me (like these lovely socks) ❄️🌨

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I‘ve encountered a lot of badass characters but Aminata Diallo is on a whole other level. I haven‘t quite gotten to the end yet but my god I hope this poor woman never has to see another boat 💪🏿

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It‘s so strange when a book mentions where I live. I usually find that any mention of Canada in books, tv shows, and movies is of Toronto, Montreal, or Vancouver. So it always catches me off guard that Halifax is on anyone‘s radar 🙋‍♀️

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There are men, women and children walking about the streets without the faintest idea of ournightmares. They cannot know what we endured if we ever find anyone to listen. In telling my story, I remember all those who never made it through the musket balls and the sharks and the nightmares, all those who never touched a quill and an inkpot.

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🙌🏼💜🙌🏼💜🙌🏼

Marchpane I just started reading this one! Liking it a lot so far 👍🏼 3y
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Cinfhen
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#MayBookFlowers Haven't seen these two books posted yet....#eyesoncover and I've only read Sleeping Giants

Donna_sBookMinute I actually just finished it but as the new title: "Someone Knows My Name." 3y
Donna_sBookMinute It was very good. It was my first historical fiction read about slavery outside of the US. It was no different. 3y
Cinfhen Unfortunately, not surprising 😔but I don't think I've read any non US slavery books, either. Definitely will bump this up my list! 3y
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Donna_sBookMinute
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Enjoying this historical novel/slave narrative by Lawrence Hill. #earthtonecovers #aprilbookshowers

Libby1 This one has been on my TBR and Amazon wish list for awhile! 3y
Donna_sBookMinute @Libby1 -- I used one of my audible credits on it a couple of months ago. Sometimes I let them sit for a while. 3y
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Aminata is a most observant child.

"We now had ten or so captors, all with spears, clubs and fire sticks. They seemed to speak a language vaguely like Bamankan. I knew they were not Muslims, because they never stopped to pray."

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AiBBot
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If you want to read a story devoid of the horrors of what a human being can do to another human being, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about the slave trading in the late 1700's and those who survived and sought their freedom, read this book. #lrc13 #BasedOnHistoricalEvent

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MsBlueSox
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The Book of Negroes is on sale today at Kobo! I love this book, and it has really interesting tie-ins to Nova Scotia history!

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#marchintoreading #commonwealthauthors
Featuring a book that I still haven't read, despite having added it to my TBR when it was a new release. #imtheworst

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Cinfhen
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#FeistyFeb #DeckleEdge My friend "returned" this book to me, insisting it was mine...I'm pretty sure it wasn't but hey, I'll gladly take it?Just need to eventually read it! #BlackHistoryMonth

Meg11726 It's a good book. There's also a mini series based on this that was filmed in and around my town and province! 3y
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#blackhistorymonth Reading felt like a daytime dream in a secret land 😊 To always remember the privilege it is to read.

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CuriousG
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And since it's after midnight, here's Day 8 of #riotgrams - #BlackHistoryMonth
One of my fav novelizations of historical events/document that should DEFINITELY be on your reading list if you haven't already come across it. I'm not great at history, retaining facts or just sustaining interest to get me through a lot of non-fiction, so books like this help give me more context even if I know it's not completely factual.

Liatrek I'm currently reading this book and couldn't agree more. 3y
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No super bowel for me. Started reading this today book 5 for the year. #blackhistorymonth

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Liatrek
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#feistyfeb My TBR pile for February in honor of Black history month. I'm also reading book two in the Dark Tower series with a Litsy reading group. Hoping to make the most of this short reading month. #BlackHistoryMonth

Donna_sBookMinute I forgot Danticat had a novel. 3y
Liatrek @Donna_sBookMinute this the second book I'm reading of hers. I highly recommend the Farming of bones. It's the first novel o read by Danticat and I immediately went and bought her others when I finished. 3y
Donna_sBookMinute Oh yes. I read "The Farming of Bones" a few years ago. "Krik? Krak!" was the first Danticat I read. "After the Dance" is really really good. 3y
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Bambolina_81
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I just cannot imagine this. It hurts my heart 💔

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LeahBergen
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Such a good read. #SignedSunday #SignedSundays

CherylDeFranceschi Awesome! 3y
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EvieBee
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Good morning! Forgot to post this unadvertised #kindle deal. Formerly THE BOOK OF NEGROES. $1.99 #amazon #kindledeals

Well-ReadNeck Soooooo good! I bought in in Canada under the original title. Could not put it down! 3y
EvieBee @Well-ReadNeck Yay! I usually cannot read this subject matter but HOMEGOING has been an eye opener. 3y
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