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The Book of Negroes debuts on CBC-Television

The six-part miniseries is a TV adaptation of Lawrence Hill's award-winning novel.

The six-part miniseries is a TV adaptation of Lawrence Hill's award-winning novel.

Aunjanue Ellis appears in a scene from the miniseries The Book of Negroes, based on the acclaimed novel by Lawrence Hill. Ellis stars as Aminata Diallo, who is taken by slave traders from West Africa to the U.S. and her life through the American Revolution, escape to Canada and her ultimate freedom in England. (CBC)
The Book of Negroes follows the story of an African woman named Aminata Diallo, played by Aunjanue Ellis, who is kidnapped from Africa and sold into slavery in the southern U.S.

The six-part miniseries is a TV adaptation of Lawrence Hill's award-winning novel, and includes performances by Academy Award-winning actors Lou Gossett Jr. and Cuba Gooding Jr. 

Missed the first episode? Catch up on demand.

The Book of Negroes airs Wednesdays at 9:00PM EST on CBC Television. 

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