Monday, November 15, 2010

The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill

Great book. I don't think I will ever forget Aminata looking at the most "recent" map of Africa and seeing nothing but hand-drawn pictures of lions and and monkeys in the interior, while on the coast, the "slave", and "gold" ports are clearly marked. She asks if all we know of her country is what we can take from it.
Such a powerful and insightful work.

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