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Someone Knows My Name
by Lawrence Hill
Y'all. This book. It ripped me apart with the cruelty that humans can inflict on one another and yet there is just so much hope within; a perseverance of the soul that brings to life the ringing gospel tones of "We Shall Overcome." The story centers around Aminata Diallo who is stolen from her African home, brought to America and enslaved by a family in South Carolina. She escapes during the chaos of the Revolutionary War and begins a quest to get back to Africa and the home she was ripped from. This story is a powerful testament to what odds a woman can overcome with (a little bit of good luck and) heartful determination.
Original Published Title: The Book of Negroes