Lawrence Hill’s 2007 novel The Book of Negroes is becoming a TV miniseries, which will air on CBC and BET.
Published in 2007, The Book of Negroes tells the story of an African woman named Aminata Diallo who is kidnapped from Africa and sold into slavery in the southern U.S. She later makes her way to Halifax and, finally, to England at the turn of the 19th century.
Filming is slated to begin in the fall in South Africa.
I am very excited, I loved the book and I’ve had the opportunity to see Hill speak and speak with him and he is absolutely the nicest person. So glad for his continued success!
PS - some trivia for you:
- Hill’s father, Daniel Hill, is a Black Canadian historian and human rights specialist, and has received the Order of Ontario and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada (read more about his extraordinary life here).
- Lawrence Hill’s brother is Dan Hill, who became popular in the 70s/80s with his hit single, “Sometimes When We Touch” (you obviously know this song but if not click here). Quite the family!