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    • The Book of Negroes

    • A Novel
    • Written by: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 107

    A sweeping story that transports the listener from a tribal African village to a plantation in the Southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best listens to date.

    • By David Hagel on 2018-03-05

    Price: CDN$ 42.25

    • The Illegal

    • Written by: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Gideon Emery
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    Keita Ali has nothing: no bank account, no papers, no legal identity. A runner, he has fled home - a brutal dictatorship that produces the world's fastest marathoners - to live as an illegal refugee in a wealthy Western nation, surviving on winnings from local races. But the government is cracking down on illegal immigrants, so Keita - who will be executed if he is deported to his homeland - goes underground.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 stars because

    • By Solome on 2018-06-23

    Price: CDN$ 37.04

    • Any Known Blood

    • Written by: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Author of the #1 best-seller The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill is a writer of immense talent—and his literary reputation grows with each new work. Canadian Langston Cane V finds his writing career (and, indeed, his life) in stasis until inspired by his mentor to write about an ancestor who purportedly died fighting alongside John Brown at Harpers Ferry. Traveling to Baltimore, the latter-day Cane delves into history and in so doing awakens to new possibilities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • no solo no me costo terminarlo, no podia soltarlo.

    • By Helene Katz on 2018-07-24

    Price: CDN$ 41.67

    • Ich habe einen Namen

    • Written by: Lawrence Hill
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 15 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Westafrika, Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Die kleine Aminata lebt mit ihren Eltern in einer friedlichen Dorfgemeinschaft. Doch der Sklavenhandel blüht, auf den Plantagen der neuen Kolonien braucht man Arbeitskräfte, und die britischen Machthaber sind skrupellos. Als Aminata elf Jahre alt ist, wird ihr Dorf überfallen und sie gefangengenommen. Auf einem Frachter bringt man sie mit vielen anderen Sklaven nach Amerika, wo sie an einen Großgrundbesitzer verkauft wird. Während der Wirren des Unabhängigkeitskriegs gelingt Aminata die Flucht.

    Price: CDN$ 29.55