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Lawrence Hill - Author

About the Author

Lawrence Hill was born in Ontario, Canada of a black father and a white mother. He is
the author of a memoir, Black Berry, Sweet Juice, a work of non-fiction, The Deserter’s
Tale
, and two other novels. His third novel, The Book of Negroes (published in the US as
Somebody Knows My Name) was a no.1 bestseller in Canada, and won the 2008
Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book.

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The Illegal A Novel

The Illegal A Novel

Author: Lawrence Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2017

Keita Ali is an elite runner living in Zantoroland, a poor, fictional island that is erupting in political violence. When his father, a journalist, is murdered, Keita escapes to the wealthy nation of Freedom State-an imagined country much like our own. A stateless refugee without documentation, Keita must hide from the authorities even as he races marathons to support himself and ransom his sister who has been kidnapped. This tension-filled novel by the best-selling author of Someone Knows My Name is an astute exploration of dislocation, starting all over again, and the desperate need for home and community.

Someone Knows My Name

Someone Knows My Name

Author: Lawrence Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2007

Aminata Diallo (an amazing literary creation, Literary Review of Canada) is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hills SOMEONE KNOWS MY NAME. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an eighteenth-century womans life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.Enslaved on a South Carolina plantation, Aminata works in the indigo fields and as a midwife. When she is bought by an entrepreneur from Charleston, she is torn from friends and family. The chaos of the Revolutionary War allows her to escape. In British-held Manhattan, she helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for wartime service to the King with safe passage to Nova Scotia. During her travels in Canada, Sierra Leone, and England, Aminata strives for her freedom and that of her peopleeven when it comes at a price.In this captivating novel, Hill portrays one womans remarkable spirit and strength in the face of adversity, and he brings to life crucial and little-known chapters in world history.

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