The Book of Negroes comes to CBC-TV


One of the most highly anticipated Canadian television events of the year began Wednesday, January 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 p.m. NT), when CBC-TV debuted the mini-series adaptation of Lawrence Hill's acclaimed The Book of Negroes. Published in 2007, the epic story of Aminata Diallo's long and hard journey to freedom has captured numerous accolades, including winning the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It was also the winning book of the 2009 edition of Canada Reads.

To mark the occasion, we've pulled together some great features on Lawrence Hill and his literary achievement The Book of Negroes.


Watch Episode 1

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