The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, has been made into a TV Mini-Series, set to air January 7th. According to CBC:
The Book of Negroes chronicles the dramatic journey
and life of Aminata Diallo, a young West African girl, abducted from her
village and sold into slavery in America. Eventually, she registers her
name in the Book of Negroes, the British ledger of 3,000 Black
Loyalists who declared their allegiance to the King and were allowed to
leave America for Nova Scotia – and what they believed was the promised
land. She lives her final years in England.
miniseries premieres on CBC Television on Jan. 7 at 9 p.m. (9:30 in
Newfoundland) and continues on consecutive Wednesdays; in February, it
will air in the United States on BET (Black Entertainment Television).
Hill, 57, who co-wrote the screenplay, says it is “very profoundly a Canadian story, but a very unknown Canadian story. It’s a Canadian story that has not been dramatized before … the story of the Black Loyalists."
Also available as The Book of Negroes on Amazon