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The Book of Negroes
by: Lawrence Hill
Defended by: Avi Lewis

In this remarkable historical epic, Lawrence Hill brings home the brutal realities of the slave trade through the powerful, haunting tale of one woman's extraordinary life. At the age of 11, Aminata Diallo is kidnapped from her African village and brought to South Carolina to work as a slave. She eventually wins her freedom and becomes a force in the abolitionist movement in Britain, but only after decades of struggle and adversity. Compelling and richly drawn, the story of Aminata Diallo is destined to become a Canadian classic.

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Lawrence Hill
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Avi Lewis
 
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