The Book of Negroes Summary
Lawrence Hill

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The Book of Negroes Overview

The Book of Negroes is a historical novel by Lawrence Hill that tells the story of Aminata Diallo, a black woman who is taken from her village in Africa and sold into slavery in America; she endures terrible cruelty and overwhelming loss as she struggles to free herself and return to her homeland. The book's major themes include the importance of family, the salvation of friendship, the lasting impact of slavery and racial prejudice, and the difficulty of finding a home.

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