Black History Month: Book of the Day

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The book the TIFF favourite was based upon
Slave narrative telling the true tale of a free black man abducted and sold into slavery.  Details the twelve years of his life in captivity being sold back and forth between a number of plantations in Louisiana.  “For sheer drama, few accounts of slavery match Solomon Northup’s tale of abduction from freedom and forcible enslavement.”  (Ira Berlin, from the introduction to the book)

Read the book review at The Guardian.

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