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"Someone Knows My Name" by Lawrence Hill


"Wonderfully written...as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power."—Nancy Kline, New York Times Book Review

Kidnapped as a child from Africa, Aminata Diallo is enslaved in South Carolina but escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan she becomes a scribe for the British, recording the names of blacks who have served the King and earned freedom in Nova Scotia. But the hardship and prejudice there prompt her to follow her heart back to Africa, then on to London, where she bears witness to the injustices of slavery and its toll on her life and a whole people. It is a story that no listener, and no reader, will ever forget.

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  • Lorraine Proulx A.

    I had a tooth pulled, took a pain pill and slept thru half the meeting! So sorry I missed it sounded like fun!!!

    May 23, 2013

  • Carol C.

    A fun meeting with some interesting conversation. This group picks up on things I hadn't necessarily thought about.

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • Theresa L.

    i really loved this book..the discussion tonight was fun and i enjoyed everyones comments..what a great group ..

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the invite...I have my book club from up North this night so maybe next time.

    May 21, 2013

  • susan

    sorry, my son is graduating 8th grade that night so i cannot attend

    May 9, 2013

  • Lorraine Proulx A.

    I just can't put this book down! I am on vacation and try to visit with family and get some reading in at the same time. It's not easy!

    May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This book was amazing. And even though it was a novel, I sometimes felt as if I was reading a true personal narrative. Very stirring.

    May 3, 2013

    • Wendy

      I am trying to get into this book. its a little slow for me... but yes its a disturbing reality of history. i Finished book 1 and I've read a little into book 2 section. It seems like a long book. I'm glad I'm getting an early start :)

      May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    next time, I hope!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Lorraine Proulx A.

    Can't wait to meet up with everyone!!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Carol C.

    Looks like a good book.

    1 · April 11, 2013

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