Kim Burgsma of Goderich ON recommends the Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
Name of publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: Historical Fiction
About the book:
The story of a young girls journey from Africa to the America’s and Europe and back home to Africa. Her story of slavery is riveting, and her journey out is full of triumph.
How did you find out about the book?
It’s had great media reviews.
What did you like about it?
I loved how the author, being male, was able to write this girls story in the first person, and I truly believed her thoughts and emotions. (If he’s that in tune with his wife, they must have an incredible marriage!)
Who do you think would most benefit from reading this book?
Where can others find it?
Any book store or Amazon.ca
Any other comments?
This book made me embarrassed to be white and reminded me to pray for racism as it still exists today.
Thanks for the recommendation, Kim! I’ve heard the name of this book in media circles but never stopped long enough to read a review.
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