Read The Book of Negroes

Read The Book of Negroes

Read The Book of Negroes

Read an excerpt straight from Lawrence Hill's celebrated novel.

Published December 9, 2014

(Photo: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd)

For those looking to familiarize themselves with the novel that the upcoming series is based on, here's your chance to read a portion of the novel. Below is a short excerpt from the book.

Inspired by the real-life document entitled Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill's novel is told through the eyes of Aminata Diallo, a woman who was captured in her teens and spent most of her adult life in captivity, longing to return home. In America, Hill's novel was published as Someone Knows My Name. With the upcoming premiere of the series, the novel will be re-released under its Canadian book title, which the TV series gets its name from, The Book of Negroes.

Written by BET-Staff


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