The Book of Negroes

Based on the award-winning novel by Lawrence Hill, The Book of Negroes depicts the extraordinary life journey of Aminata Diallo, an indomitable African woman who cuts a swath through a world that is predisposed to underestimate her. Kidnapped by slave traders in West Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate her way through the American Revolution in New York, the isolated refuge given to Black Loyalists in Nova Scotia and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, before ultimately securing her freedom in England at the dawn of the 19th century.

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Episodes

The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 6

Upon their arrival in Africa, Aminata leaves the Loyalists behind to find her way back to her home village of Bayo.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/11/2015

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The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 5

​As racial tensions boil in barren and destitute Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Aminata organizes a final journey back to Africa.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/05/2015

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The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 4

After British defeat, Aminata registers Black Loyalists in The Book Of Negroes for an escape to freedom in Nova Scotia.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2015

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The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 3

When Revolution breaks out in New York, Aminata seizes her chance and escapes to freedom in the haven of Canvas Town.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2015

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The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 2

Aminata, forced to deflect the affections of the two men who own her, adjusts to plantation life in the Carolinas.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2015

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The Book of Negroes The Book of Negroes, Episode 1

Stolen from Africa, 11-year old Aminata Diallo is enslaved and forced to endure a treacherous journey to America.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2015

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