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e-Book Someone Knows My Name: A Novel download

by Lawrence Hill

ISBN: 0393333094
ISBN13: 978-0393333091
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (November 17, 2008)
Pages: 486
Category: United States
Subategory: Literature

ePub size: 1548 kb
Fb2 size: 1288 kb
DJVU size: 1972 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 779
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Lawrence Hill's hugely impressive historical work is completely engrossing and deserves a wide, international readership.

Lawrence Hill's hugely impressive historical work is completely engrossing and deserves a wide, international readership. Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Washington Post. Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels including Someone Knows My Name, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated in the United States for the Huston Wright Legacy Award.

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Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Someone Knows My Name: A Novel" . Published in Canada as The Book of Negroes and the basis for the award-winning BET miniseries of the same name.

Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Someone Knows My Name: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Другие книги автора Lawrence Hill. Книга 0. Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel is a major television miniseries airing on BET Networks. The Book of Negroes (based on the novel Someone Knows My Name) will be BET’s first miniseries.

In Lawrence Hill’s wonderfully written fictional slave narrative, Someone Knows My Name, the protagonist exhibits similar proof on my. .To have a name is to have an identity, one reason slaves were renamed by their captors

In Lawrence Hill’s wonderfully written fictional slave narrative, Someone Knows My Name, the protagonist exhibits similar proof on my flesh of slavery’s barbarity. But to do so, she must face her audience. The evidence Aminata Diallo has to offer is inscribed above her breast, the enslaved female body instantly sexualized. To have a name is to have an identity, one reason slaves were renamed by their captors. But Aminata refuses to be called Mary, just as years later she refuses to cooperate with abolitionist ghostwriters: I am Aminata Diallo, daughter of Mamadu Diallo and Sira Kulibali, born in the village of Bayo, three moons by foot from the Grain Coast in West Africa.

Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels including Someone Knows My Name, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated in the United States for the Huston Wright Legacy Award. A graduate of the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, he lives in Ontario, Canada. Библиографические данные. Someone Knows My Name: A Novel.

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Someone Knows My Name. aka: The Book of Negroes. It is a novel that offers its readers not only a mesmeric heroine and expertly paced plot, but also a significant survey of the complexities of the pre- and post-American Revolution African slave trade

Someone Knows My Name. It is a novel that offers its readers not only a mesmeric heroine and expertly paced plot, but also a significant survey of the complexities of the pre- and post-American Revolution African slave trade. In this tale, the wrongs of human slavery spread across continents and people groups, perpetuated even by neighboring African villages and colonists who question the rightness of the practice. Progress, whether it be Aminata's or the British Abolitionists,' often depends on unholy alliances.

The Book of Negroes is a 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name. In the United States, Australia and New Zealand, the novel was published under the title Someone Knows My Name

Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels including Someone Knows My Name, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated in the United States for the Huston Wright Legacy Award.

Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels including Someone Knows My Name, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was nominated in the United States for the Huston Wright Legacy Award. Country of Publication.

Comments:
Tygralbine
This is without a doubt one of the best historical novels I've read. Would that all historical novelists might do the amount of research Lawrence Hill has clearly done for Someone Knows My Name. The book is epic, following the life of a young girl captured in a small village in Africa and tracing the arduous chapters of her life. She is wise, gifted, resourceful and kind. Her character would be an inspiration to any woman, young or old, struggling to meet the challenges of life. This book is also a well told tale that serves to educate all who read it of the path Africans who were sold into slavery were forced to follow. I would like to see this book introduced as an academic text in schools across our nation. It would serve as introduction to the reality that while racism is a real force to be reckoned with, "race" is an artificial construct created to keep some in power, while exploiting others. What is real, and what is here illustrated, is that ancestry and place of origin are intrinsic to each individual. Our roots call to us, even as our destinies unfold in an entirely unexpected direction. Excellent writing. Exceptional storytelling. Well worth the read.

Erthai
This is a fascinating historical account of one woman's journey through the slave trade taken from from her village as a teenager in Africa through the sea voyage to America and much later back to Africa and then to the UK. It tells of her love for her husband, whom she only sees about three times in her life, and how her children were taken from her. Still, she survived, motivated by the words of her parents and her desire to find her children back. Meanwhile she learned to read and write, and became useful to the British faction that was trying to put an end to the slave trade.
It is a cannot-put-it-down book.

Androwyn
Narration by Adenrele Ojo - nicely done

I was hesitant to read this book at first. I'm glad I did. Appreciative for Mr. Lawrence Hill conviction to bring to light things about the slave trading that happened in the Americas and elsewhere in the world.

Took me two months to read. Had to periodically take breaks because some things angered me.

A very good fictional novel about character Aminata's adventures from her home in Africa, to slave boat trip to America, her life as a slave and her eventual freedom. Nice attempt at history lessons. This book stirred all kinds of emotions within me.

If the story was true, I would adventure to say Aminata's life was divinely orchestrated to work as a teachable experience for us to read, participate in and maybe garner some hope.

Aminata's goal, since being a little girl, was to be a great storyteller (djeli) and that is what she became.

I'm sadden that the people who are truly ignorant of the plight of the slaves and the horrible circumstances of their existence will never pick up this book to learn about the atrocities. They will probably remain detached yelling foul play, playing the race card, etc. instead of learning, then acknowledging that many people's lives were adversely affected because of slave trading. This is one reason I'll give this book 5 stars...if more people demonstrate an interest in this book, maybe, just maybe, it will get into the hands of some who may change their view point about slavery, slave trading and the false assumption that this was a great part of history and "those people" were well taken care of and lacked nothing. We did them a favor!!!

Yes, I recommend this book.

Billy Granson
Never have I read an account of slavery that so chillingly described the details of the heinous practice. Hill has beautifully written the story of slavery that makes one read long after one should b e resting. The main character, Aminiata, is a child when first abducted, and her story is devastating as it was for thousands of other slaves throughout history. I cautiously BEG anyone to read this enlightening, well researched novel.

IGOT
This is a story told in first person by a child slave all the way to her death. It takes place in the middle of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th. I don't want to go into details, but the character development is so perfect that I found myself unable to forget about them, even when I put the book down for further reading. The author is a man, but his ability to perfectly capture the viewpoint of an intelligent, eager to learn and brave child abducted from her security and the only home she knows, is absolutely remarkable. His story absolutely jumps from the page into your heart and I find this story close to life changing. There is so much rich, although ugly information, in the story that it is absolutely captivating. The characters are round......the major players grow with each year and learn how to live in the monster called slavery. I highly recommend this book. It is difficult to read because it is so descriptive of the inhumane way human beings can treat their brothers, but it is a beautiful story of survival and what it takes to defeat the abhorrent realities of the times. I won't forget this story. It is embedded in my heart forever. It will shock you with the true ugly facts of early slavery and how the abolitionists tried to get them freed.

Munimand
Based on history of the slave trade in America and England. Book is "SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME" by Lawrence Hill. Glad I don't have to go to work in the morning because I read late into the night for 2 nights to see what happens next.

The book follows the life of one girl taken from her village when she was 11 years old. Based on history. You meet many characters on this journey - some horrible and some kind. Each character is developed fully, warts and all. In some books, I needed a cast of characters to keep up with who is who but I didn't need that with this book. Characters are unforgettable. Details the horrors of the slave ships that so many had to endure only to be sold to the highest bidder upon arrival in America.

So many ways these people were abused,lied to, sold, given their freedom only to be enslaved again by the British after the American Revolution. Made me sad, mad, glad and back again.