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Mobi Ä The Book of Negroes ¸ Lawrence Hill Ong neglected chapter in Canadian history Aminata’s autobiography or in her words “ghost story” begins with her idyllic childhood in West Africa Happy times are cut short when she is abducted at age 11 placed in chains taken across the sea and forced into slavery at an indigo plantation in South Carolina But Aminata is a survivor and this is just one chapter in her remarkable life story In a fitting twist for a book featured on Canada Reads Aminata discovers that literacy just might be her ticket to a new life Following its release in 2007 Lawrence Hill’s compelling blend of history and fiction won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in 2008 An ExcerptLet me begin with a caveat to any and all who find these pages Do not trust large bodies of water and do not cross them If you Dear Reader have an African hue and find yourself led toward water with vanishing shores seize your freedom by any means necessary And cultivate distrust of the colour pink Pink is taken as the colour of innocence the colour of childhood but as it spills across t Abducted by slave t

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The Book of NegroesHe water in the light of the dying sun do not fall into its pretty path There right underneath lies a bottomless graveyard of children mothers and men I shudder to imagine all the Africans rocking in the deep Every time I have sailed the seas I have had the sense of gliding over the unburied Some people call the sunset a creation of extraordinary beauty and proof of God's existence But what benevolent force would bewitch the human spirit by choosing pink to light the path of a slave vesselThe History Behind the New NovelLawrence Hill's novel is inspired by a fascinating but little known historical document called the Book of Negroes copies of which can be found in the USA at the New York Public Library the Rockefeller Library at Colonial Williamsburg Virginia and the US National Archives in Washington DC In Canada copies of the same historical document can be found in the Nova Scotia Public Archives and in the National Archives of Canada Lawrence Hill wrote a feature article called Freedom Bound about the historical document The Book of Negroes in the FebruaryMarch 2007 edition of The Beaver Canada's History Magazi My family is anti c