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Someone Knows My Name

2 Ratings: 5.0
a book by Lawrence Hill

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Tags: Books, Fiction, Slavery, African American, Lawrence Hill
Author: Lawrence Hill
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Date Published: November 17, 2008 (reprint ed.)
2 reviews about Someone Knows My Name
review by . August 18, 2010
I read the Canadian version of this book but hopefully it was the same. I'd like to see the American version to compare.      It's difficult to believe that this is Lawrence Hill's first novel. It was extremely well written and was one of those books that was difficult to put down. I know this book is fiction but I also believe that Hill was probably not far off the mark on his treatment of the captives when they were wrenched from their homes. Their treatment on …
review by . January 19, 2009
Someone Knows My Name
Thanks to the storytelling skills of one who has the vision to imagine one female's journey through decades of slavery, revolution and abolitionist fervor, once more the silent rise from the depths to howl their grief, rage and spirit. Born a free Muslim in her village, Aminata Diallo leaves childhood behind, as well as the dead bodies of her father and mother, captured by slave-traders, chained to others on a months' long trek to the ship that will carry this valuable cargo across the ocean to …
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