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Someone Knows My Name (Paperback)

Author:  Lawrence Hill
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0393333094
ISBN-13: 9780393333091
Sku: 208067455
Publish Date: 11/1/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  486
Age Range:  NA
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Dreaming daily of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is torn from her family when she is sold and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Hill, Lawrence *Publication Date: 2008/11/09 *Number of Pages: 486 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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Dreaming daily of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is torn from her family when she is sold and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.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. Reading group guide included.
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SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME tells the epic tale of Aminata Diallo, an African woman captured by slavers as a child who suffers through abusive owners and the chaos of the revolutionary war to eventually, with the help of British abolitionists, help establish a community of freed slaves in Sierra Leone.

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"A terrifying patch of history comes to vivid life." 11/09/2007

"Stunning, wrenching and inspiring, the fourth novel by Canadian novelist Hill....is a harrowing, breathtaking tour de force." (starred review) 09/03/2007

"With grace and compassion, Hill populates true and harrowing experiences with an authentic hero--just as good historical fiction requires." - Jenifer Berman 12/01/2007

"In SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME, as in the slave narratives that inspired it, language is power." - Nancy Kline 01/20/2008

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0486
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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