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The Book of Negroes 

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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.
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Aunjanue Ellis ...  Aminata Diallo 6 episodes, 2015
Lyriq Bent ...  Chekura Tiano 5 episodes, 2015
Ben Chaplin ...  Cpt. John Clarkson 4 episodes, 2015
Allan Hawco ...  Solomon Lindo 4 episodes, 2015
Greg Bryk ...  Robertson Appleby 3 episodes, 2015
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon ...  Young Aminata 3 episodes, 2015
Cara Ricketts ...  Bertilda 2 episodes, 2015
Sandra Caldwell ...  Georgia 2 episodes, 2015
Dwain Murphy ...  Claiborne 2 episodes, 2015
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Daddy Moses 2 episodes, 2015
Antonio David Lyons ...  Happy Jack 2 episodes, 2015
Siyabonga Xaba ...  Young Chekura 2 episodes, 2015
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  Sam Fraunces 2 episodes, 2015
Armand Aucamp Armand Aucamp ...  Lieutenant Waters 2 episodes, 2015
Robin Smith ...  William King 2 episodes, 2015
Kyle M. Hamilton Kyle M. Hamilton ...  Elijah / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

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Beauty fades. Strength, you'll keep forever.

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Drama | History | War

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Was broadcast in the UK in July 2016 as "Someone Knows My Name" on the FOX channel. See more »

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Learned things I never knew
19 February 2015 | by the_remixer08See all my reviews

To make the long story short, this movie proves that you can never learn too much when it comes to historic events. My mother is almost 60, and she went into this movie thinking that she wasn't going to like it but was drawn in as well, learning things she never knew.

All of the actors did a superb job at bringing these individuals to life. They made you chuckle at time as well as cry.

I also appreciated the beautiful love story in between the education. Aunjanue Ellis and Lyriq Bent made you fall in love with Aminata and Chekura immediately, and it showed how much strength and beauty people had through the roughest time. I am glad those two are getting the recognition they deserve for they have always been great actors!

I have never read the book, but because of being introduced to historic events from this movie, has driven completely to read the book and soak all the information in that I can. Hopefully this will inspire others as well, who haven't had the pleasure of reading the book.

TEN POINTS AND BEYOND!


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16 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Book of Negroes See more »

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Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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