The African American Book Group will meet on Thursday, December 11th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss ” Someone Knows my Name” by Lawrence Hill. When Aminata is taken from her West African village in 1745 at age 11, she vows to remember everything. She survives the Middle Passage and becomes the property of a South Carolina Indigo farmer whose overseer notes her intelligence and secretly teaches her to read. Whether keeping books for a Jewish businessman in Revolutionary era Manhattan, documenting her fellow Black Loyalists before their transport to Nova Scotia, or joining the British colony of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Aminata holds tightly to the idea of freedom for everyone forced into slavery.
Please join us in Potomac’s Community Room to discuss this book. No registration required.
For further information about this program, visit Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, VA, or call (703) 792-8330; TTY (703) 494-8129 or visit us on the web at www.pwcgov.org/library.