If you happened to read The Toronto Star on Sunday, you may have seen a short excerpt from novelist, historian, and journalist Lawrence Hill’s new novel, The Book of Negroes.
Tonight, This Is Not A Reading Series invites you to the Gladstone Hotel to celebrate the book’s launch.
The novel concerns Aminata Diallo, who is sent to South Carolina to work as a slave, eventually wins her freedom – signing her name in the Book of Negroes, an actual historic document – and returns to Sierra Leone.
Some of Hill’s previous books include Any Known Blood, Some Great Things and Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada.
Hill will be in conversation with the always-captivating poet and University of Toronto history professor Afua Cooper. There will be musical guests, a book signing, and more. The launch gets under way at 7:30pm, and is free.