About this book
An epic novel about slavery, following one woman and spanning 3 continents and 6 decades. Abducted from her West African village and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo dreams only of freedom. Based on a true story, this is the winner of the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Abducted from her West African village at the age of eleven and sold as a slave in the American South, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom. After escaping the plantation, torn from her husband and child, she passes through Manhattan in the chaos of the Revolutionary War, is shipped to Nova Scotia, and then joins a group of freed slaves.