Lawrence Hill - Doubleday, 486pp, £12.99
Review by Ian Thomson writing in The Spectator Australia 21 February 2009
Interestingly, ‘The Book of Negroes’ is an actual document. It was created by British naval officers in 1793, near the end of the American revolutionary war, in order to register some 3,000 African slaves in America who professed loyalty to the British crown. By becoming Loyalists, these Africans hoped to escape from New York to Canada, and eventually win their freedom. Aminata is among them.