Someone Knows My Name

Someone Knows My Name

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2007
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A sweeping story that introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction. Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom--and of the knowledge she needs to get home. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War ... In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. There Aminata finds a life of hardship and stinging prejudice. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public. This captivating story of one woman's remarkable experience spans six decades and three continents and brings to life a crucial chapter in world history.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2007.
ISBN: 9781415945933
1415945934
Additional Contributors: Ojo, Adenrele
Books on Tape, Inc

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INVS
Jun 08, 2018

Excellent voice for narration & I didn't realize until toward the end that it seems familiar - I'd seen The Book Of Negro on TV as a series. I became so enraged & depressed at the repeated events & treatment of African-Americans that I had to limit my listening times. Apparently the several hundred years that white folks have been abusing any people of color just never ends, or changes so slowly that I can hardly stand it. Light skinned people don't seem to understand or are ignorant of the development of humans beginning in Africa as people of color. I'm one of these Northern European people.

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303dog
Oct 06, 2017

Great book. Makes me want to learn more about indigo trade, Canadian settlement by loyalists, the multiple disappointments of broken promises to the "freed" slaves, and The Book of Negroes. Wonderful reader, excellent descriptive writing, a likely realistic view of the horrors of slavery even if it is fiction. 5+ stars.

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jbland1356
Feb 11, 2015

I loved this book what a story.

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innergreet
Mar 05, 2013

This is a marvelous book that combines history (including the little-known effort at a black settlement in Canada) with a portrait of an extraordinary woman and her rich and difficult life. It is sweeping, beautifully written, and the reader has a marvelous voice. Highly, highly recommended.

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