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Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name / the Book of Negroes, the Novel by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses Someone Knows My Name / the Book of Negroes, the Novel by Lawrence Hill
  • Author : Herbert Marilyn,Erin Balser
  • Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Release : 2010-05
  • ISBN : 1897082592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style, and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill

Bookclub-in-a-Box Discusses The Book of Negroes / Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill
  • Author : Marilyn Herbert
  • Publisher : Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Release : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 1897082886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

The history and terror of black slavery has been well documented in literature and film. Lawrence Hill’s new book doesn’t lessen the awfulness of the times, but adds a unique human dimension. Hill has created an uplifting and highly educational story about a shameful part of history. The Book of Negroes is sold in the United States under the title, Someone Knows My Name. Aminata Diallo was born free in Africa in the eighteenth century. She had a rich and lovely childhood until the day she was captured by slave traders and marched off to the coast in chains. Along with thousands of others, Aminata was destined for North America as a slave to white owners. She was eleven years old. Hill tracks Aminata’s story through the circle of her life. We travel with her to South Carolina, New York, Nova Scotia, London (England), and even to Freetown in Sierra Leone. Each step of the way, we learn about the horrors and immorality of slavery. As we look at and listen to these diminished people, we observe how they courageously work at overcoming the psychological hardships and limitations imposed by their imprisonment. Every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel and the author.

Someone Knows My Name: A Novel

Someone Knows My Name: A Novel
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2008-11-17
  • ISBN : 0393333094
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Dreaming of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king.

The Book Of Negroes

The Book Of Negroes
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release : 2010-07-13
  • ISBN : 1554686555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Lawrence Hill’s nationally bestselling novel has garnered praise and awards around the world. The Book of Negroes has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC Canada Reads, among many others. Lawrence Hill—and his remarkable character Aminata Diallo—have become household names throughout Canada. Readers will follow the story of Aminata, an unforgettable heroine who cut a swath through an 18th-century world hostile to her colour and her sex. Abducted as an eleven-year-old child from her village in West Africa and put to work on an indigo plantation on the sea islands of South Carolina, Aminata survives by using midwifery skills learned at her mother’s side, and by drawing on a strength of character inherited from both parents. Eventually, she has the chance to register her name in the “Book of Negroes,” a historic British military ledger allowing 3,000 Black Loyalists passage on ships sailing from Manhattan to Nova Scotia. This remarkable novel transports the reader from an African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from a soured refuge in Nova Scotia to the coast of Sierra Leone, in a back-to-Africa odyssey of 1,200 former slaves. Bringing vividly to life one of the strongest female characters in recent fiction, Lawrence Hill’s remarkable novel has become a Canadian classic.

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Khaled Hosseini's Novel a Thousand Splendid Suns

Bookclub in a Box Discusses Khaled Hosseini's Novel a Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Author : Khaled Hosseini,Marilyn Herbert
  • Publisher : Bookclub-In-A-Box
  • Release : 2008-04
  • ISBN : 9781897082522
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This is a terrific resource for students and educators of literary fiction. The newer novels of our time have few supportive interpretations as of yet; the classics have too many. BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX is the spot to come for a literary perspective and understanding that is just right. If you have suffered from a lack of discussion topics in the past, use this guide! Sections include: Literary Interpretation; Writing Style and Structure; Themes and Focus Points; Characaterisation; Historical Information; Novel Summary; Author Information; Images, Symbols and Metaphors; Important Quotes. This set includes: The complete BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX Guidebook; A Read-Alongside-Guide (RAG) -- a quick reference of fast facts and things to consider while reading the novel which can be copied and distributed to members; A BOOKCLUB-IN-A-BOX sticky notepad to highlight important passages and to record your important thoughts; Bookmarks to keep your place in all those great novels you're going to read.

Blood

Blood
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release : 2013-09-28
  • ISBN : 1770893245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Selected for The Globe 100 Books in 2013. With the 2013 CBC Massey Lectures, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person’s arteries and fulfills the same functions in every human being. The study of blood has advanced our understanding of biology and improved medical treatments, but its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religion, literature, and the visual arts. Every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what pulls us apart. For centuries, perceptions of difference in our blood have separated people on the basis of gender, race, class, and nation. Ideas about blood purity have spawned rules about who gets to belong to a family or cultural group, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and nationality, what privileges one can expect to be granted or denied, whether you inherit poverty or the right to rule over the masses, what constitutes fair play in sport, and what defines a person’s identity. Blood: The Stuff of Life is a bold meditation on blood as an historical and contemporary marker of identity, belonging, gender, race, class, citizenship, athletic superiority, and nationhood.

Any Known Blood

Any Known Blood
  • Author : Lawrence Hill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
  • Release : 2011-02-08
  • ISBN : 1554686571
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Contains extra content -- insights, interviews and more! Langston Cane V is thirty-eight, divorced and childless, and has just been fired for sabotaging a government official’s speech. The eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, Langston feels more acutely than ever the burden of his illustrious family name. After a run-in with his father in Oakville, Langston takes off for Baltimore, where he embarks on a remarkable quest to uncover his family’s past—and his own sense of self. At once elegant and sensuous, wry and witty, Any Known Blood slips effortlessly from the slave trade of 19th-century Virginia to the modern, predominantly white suburbs of Oakville, Ontario—once a final stop on the Underground Railroad. Rich in historical detail, Any Known Blood is an engrossing tale about one man’s attempt to find himself through unearthing and giving voice to those who came before him.

Owls in the Family

Owls in the Family
  • Author : Farley Mowat
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2009-01-13
  • ISBN : 1551991993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Every child needs to have a pet. No one could argue with that. But what happens when your pet is an owl, and your owl is terrorizing the neighbourhood? In Farley Mowat’s exciting children’s story, a young boy’s pet menagerie – which includes crows, magpies, gophers and a dog – grows out of control with the addition of two cantankerous pet owls. The story of how Wol and Weeps turn the whole town upside down is warm, funny, and bursting with adventure and suspense.

Bookclub-in-a-Box

Bookclub-in-a-Box
  • Author : Marilyn Herbert
  • Publisher : Bookclub-In-A-Box
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 9781897082409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Achmat Dangor, South African writer and political activist, has written an emotionally truthful book about the direction South Africa takes in the post-Mandela era. The novel centers on a young woman, Lydia, and her small family. Lydia had been brutally raped by an Afrikaans policeman during the Apartheid years. Now, nearly 20 years later, the past comes back to confront Lydia, her husband Silas, and their son, Mikey. This powerful novel looks at relationships, both personal and political, and at the fruit these relationships bear. Bookclub-in-a-Box looks at the detailed way in which Dangor tells his haunting story and considers the various images and symbols Dangor uses to highlight and illustrate his themes. In addition, every Bookclub-in-a-Box discussion guide includes complete coverage of the themes and symbols, writing style and interesting background information on the novel, the author and the unusual historic time that frames the story.

The Flying Troutmans

The Flying Troutmans
  • Author : Miriam Toews
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 2009-02-24
  • ISBN : 9780307371690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

"Min was stranded in her bed, hooked on the blue torpedoes and convinced that a million silver cars were closing in on her (I didn't know what Thebes meant either), Logan was in trouble at school, something about the disturbing stories he was writing, Thebes was pretending to be Min on the phone with his principal, the house was crumbling around them, the black screen door had blown off in the wind, a family of aggressive mice was living behind the piano, the neighbours were pissed off because of hatchets being thrown into their yard at night (again, confusing, something to do with Logan) … basically, things were out of control. And Thebes is only eleven." –from The Flying Troutmans Days after being dumped by her boyfriend Marc in Paris – "he was heading off to an ashram and said we could communicate telepathically" – Hattie hears her sister Min has been checked into a psychiatric hospital, and finds herself flying back to Winnipeg to take care of Thebes and Logan, her niece and nephew. Not knowing what else to do, she loads the kids, a cooler, and a pile of CDs into their van and they set out on a road trip in search of the children's long-lost father, Cherkis. In part because no one has any good idea where Cherkis is, the traveling matters more than the destination. On their wayward, eventful journey down to North Dakota and beyond, the Troutmans stay at scary motels, meet helpful hippies, and try to ignore the threatening noises coming from under the hood of their van. Eleven-year-old Thebes spends her time making huge novelty cheques with arts and crafts supplies in the back, and won't wash, no matter how wild and matted her purple hair gets; she forgot to pack any clothes. Four years older, Logan carves phrases like "Fear Yourself" into the dashboard, and repeatedly disappears in the middle of the night to play basketball; he's in love, he says, with New York Times columnist Deborah Solomon. Meanwhile, Min can't be reached at the hospital, and, more than once, Hattie calls Marc in tears. But though it might seem like an escape from crisis into chaos, this journey is also desperately necessary, a chance for an accidental family to accept, understand or at least find their way through overwhelming times. From interwoven memories and scenes from the past, we learn much more about them: how Min got so sick, why Cherkis left home, why Hattie went to Paris, and what made Thebes and Logan who they are today. In this completely captivating book, Miriam Toews has created some of the most engaging characters in Canadian literature: Hattie, Logan and Thebes are bewildered, hopeful, angry, and most of all, absolutely alive. Full of richly skewed, richly funny detail, The Flying Troutmans is a uniquely affecting novel.