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jerryking : donnabaileynurse   3 Why The Book of Negroes matters
March 13, 2009|Globe and Mail | DONNA BAILEY NURSE
Lawrence Hill's irrepressible curiosity and daunting intellect compel
him constantly to ask “what if?” His astonishing The Book of Negroes,
champion of this year's literary love-in, Canada Reads, began with a big
“what if?” . The Atlantic slave trade.Aspects of Hill's previous novels
– Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood – recall Langston Hughes's
humorous stories of black everyman Jesse B. Semple.
book_reviews  History  travel  African_Canadians  slavery  DonnaBaileyNurse  fiction  Lawrence_Hill  questions  curiosity 
march 2009 by jerryking A proud past comes to light with Obama
February 14, 2009 | Special to The Globe and Mail | DONNA
A new president, a renewed interest in the sights and sounds that define
the African-American experience, Donna Bailey Nurse writes
History  African-Americans  travel  African_Canadians  DonnaBaileyNurse 
march 2009 by jerryking

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