The Book of Negroes review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB

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The Book of Negroes review Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü ➽ [Reading] ➿ The Book of Negroes By Lawrence Hill ➲ – Based on a true story The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged 11 in 1755 and who after a deathly journey on a slavLoss of both her children who are taken away from her she eventually joins a group of freed slaves on a harrowing odyssey back to Africa and ends up in London as a living icon for Wilberforce and the other Abolitionists The Book of Negroes is a pageturning narrative that manages to use Aminata's heart rending personal story to bring to life a harrowing chapter in our histo. Blame is on me I expected a lot from this story but it didn't meet them so I am a wee bit disappointed

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Based on a true story The Book of Negroes tells the story of Aminata a young girl abducted from her village in Mali aged in and who after a deathly journey on a slave ship where she witnesses the brutal repression of a slave revolt is sold to a plantation owner in South Carolina who rapes her She is brought to New York where she escapes her owner and finds herself helping. UPDATE 199 Kindle special today It's soooooooo GOOD Lisi my best friend since Jr High School Thank you for last week end NOTE If you have received your mail I have started this book which you told me I MUST MUST read I started it this morning WOWI'm hooked already WONDERFUL just as you said Thanks Ilyce luv ya'Hi to Ken' WOW I could not stop thinking about this story even when I wasn't reading it I'll be thinking about this book for a long timeThe Book of Negroes is a real historical document which lists names of slaves who chose to leave the United States to go to Canada had to be frighteningThis book is packed filled with history and struggles for survival Slave trades my God what a journey you're taken on by excellent writing of the author Lawrence HillThe storytelling is TOP UALITY absorbing page after page Amazing characters indomitable heroine times places human suffering and eventual freedomIts a long thick fat paper back book but I enjoyed reading EVERY WORD I 'couldn't skip over anything Very impressive epic novel Cheers to Lawrence Hill

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The Book of NegroesThe British by recording all the freed slaves on the British side in the Revolutionary War in The Book ePUB #9734 The Book of Negroes a real historical document that can be found today at the National Archives at KewAminata is sent to Nova Scotia to start a new life but finds hostility oppression and tragedy Separated from her one true love and suffering the unimaginable. My expectations were set really high for this one It sat proudly at the top of my to read pile with an imposing 440 average across close to 1400 ratingsNow I'm not one of those dinks who look to read popular novels see Da Vinci Code pinheads just so they can turn their haughty noses up on them and knock down averages but I'm afraid my rating will knock this average down just a notch Not because I'm a pinhead but becauseThe Book of Negroes lacks what I need in a novelTime and again when I read these types of novels I can't help but hold them up to the bars that were raised by Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance or Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns Particularly A Fine Balance That novel tore my heart apart Mistry had developed those characters so well that with every turmoil or setback they came up against I hurt with them I rooted for themI damn near cried for themThe slave trade is one of the truly dark stains on our history All of those wasted lives and families torn apart forever How could this story of a girl sold into slavery and sent halfway around the world be anything but tragicWhile I felt for everything she had gone through and felt for her losses the betrayals I didn't feel a whole lot for herThe Book of Negroes reads like an autobiography but this is a novel I need novels to be rich in character development to engage me enough to care not only what is going on with them but to care about them as if I know them There are rare exceptions to my rule Brian Lumley's Necroscope series for one and hey if you're the type of person who will read everything from Book of Negroes to Necroscope well you are a kindred spirit to yours truly Anyways but by and large strong characters are IT for me and I found Hill to be somewhat lacking in this skill There are some authors out there Stephen King is one John Irving is anotherwho can paint a vivid picture of a character with the subtlest of details or uirks in the space of one paragraph that will stick with you through the entire story I found through this story Aminata relays these terrible things that are happening to her and I felt like nothing than a bystander albeit feeling sadness that these types of things really happened much in the way I felt it when I learned about this in history class I also found his prose to be just a little too simpleAnyways I'm rambling here and or less repeating myself Bottom line I liked the story I had hit a point with about 100 pages to go where I was anxious to move on to something else but I stuck with it and I'm glad I didHill did touch me emotionally with the last few pages so don't think that I didn't feel anything at all for Aminata I just didn't feel it a whole lot through most of the story There I go repeating myself againOkay Good story Thinly developed characters Recommended for those interested in this point in history And there were parts to the story where the plight of her people really hit me Oh yeah and I loved reading about what New York City was like in the late 1700s Follow Broadway to the woods That's rich