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The Book Show #1009


Albany, NY – Host Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina welcome Lawrence Hill, author of "Someone Knows My Name." Hill's magnificent new novel follows a young woman kidnapped in Africa as a child through her life of hardship and movement - on a slave ship on the coast and in the cities of South Carolina, to Manhattan, up to Nova Scotia, across to Sierra Leone and finally to London on the eve of the end of the slave trade. It's a tour de force of the movement of African people in the 18th Century seen through the eyes of Aminata Diallo, a literate, multi-lingual woman who helps other women give birth.