The Book of Negroes

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The Book of Negroes

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Wednesdays, 9:00 PM EST on CBC
Tracked 485 Times
1 Seasons, 6 Episodes
60 Minutes
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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the 19th century. Adaptation of the 2007 award-winning novel from Canadian writer Lawrence Hill by the same name (aka Someone Knows My Name).

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by levarrowe

Apr 28, 2016 8:07 AM EDT

This is a Black Woman's Odyssey. This is a journey home from the war of men who would wish nothing more than to turn human resource into free labour and into renewable resource and commodity. This will have you connecting with your humanity across continents and races. The individual can never share in wealth of the rich and powerful unless they become empowered. The Book of Negroes is a literal thing but it is also a spiritual thing. This will inspire you and inform you of the struggles to be black, female, and hated. Hated here means to be seen as nothing more than a means to an end.

by ItzHavok

Mar 07, 2015 1:19 AM EST

This mini-series is captivating and will inspire. The story of a young African girl torn from and watched her parents die before her eyes. This story is brutal, real and eye opening. Book of Negroes depicts racism, slavery and ignorance in the 19th century. This show reminds me of "5 Years a Slave", also a lovely story. If you aren't faint of heart and love beautiful stories about survival; I suggest you watch this show.

by bigbill947

Jan 09, 2015 2:16 PM EST

Excellent story following a young African girl who is quite smart from her Mother & Father's teaching her and her ability to grasp languages when she is stolen from her Village and transported by slavers to America int he 1700! Great cast , and script to kick it off !

by SuzetteS

Feb 04, 2018 2:24 PM EST

Very well done. Held my interest till the end.

by heimir3

May 13, 2016 12:29 PM EDT

Extreamly good but might be to much for the guilt of the Americans who did these things to people

by buttaflygem

Apr 08, 2016 6:07 AM EDT


by rshelley31

Feb 14, 2015 12:53 AM EST

Absolutely loving this show, incredibly gripping and powerful... very much looking forward to more episodes.