The Book of Negroes Quotes by Lawrence Hill(page 2 of 2)
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Want to watch for free? Join for a free month. Parents need to know that The Book of Negroes is a standout six-part miniseries chronicling an African woman's quest for freedom after years of enslavement. It views historical events -- and the evils of slavery -- through a realistic and often sobering lens but tends to focus on the main character's strength and resilience rather than on the horrors of her struggles. You'll see violent acts such as stabbings, shootings, and beatings with some blood, along with simulated sex including implied rape. Some characters drink alcohol. You'll also hear some characters use the "N" word.
The Book of Negroes is a miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Canadian writer Lawrence Hill. The book in turn derives its origins from the historical document Book of Negroes , and tells the story of a fictional woman forcefully brought to South Carolina from West Africa at the time of the American Revolution. Clement Virgo and Hill collaborated on writing the six-part miniseries, with Virgo also directing. In , eleven-year-old Aminata Diallo is abducted from her village in West Africa, placed in shackles, and sent across the ocean to be sold into slavery on a South Carolina indigo plantation by the V. She falls in love and marries a fellow West African slave named Chekura, but when their baby is brutally abducted and sold by jealous slave master, Robinson Appleby,Aminata tries to find her child later and vows to return one day to her homeland. Separated from her husband, Aminata encounters more hardship in Nova Scotia when tensions flare between the white and black communities over the scarcity of work in the Shelburne Riots. Aminata successfully petitions British abolitionists, who organize passage to Africa for 1, former slaves—a final voyage that will reunite her with her homeland and allow her to give voice to her life story and the story continues.