Someone Knows My Name is a genre fiction novel. It is written by Lawrence Hill. He is a Canadian author, memoirist, and essayist. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill was published in 2007 and that caught a lot of eyes. Apart from this one, Beatrice and Croc Harry is another fantastic book from the author.
The audio narration of Someone Knows My Name is done by Adenrele Ojo. She is a fabulous voice artist and she did a tremendous job in bringing this great story to life.
In this novel, the author divinely imagined the story of the life of a woman from the 18th century. The story of that woman spanned over three continents and six decades. This story is a work of imagination and soul which Hill portrayed with so much passion and love. It is based on the life of Aminata and her story would stir the followers, from the time of her kidnapping from Africa to her several journeys across the ocean.
Aminata was enslaved on a plantation in South Carolina. She worked as a midwife and also as a worker in the indigo fields. When she was bought by Charleston then she immediately got torn from her family and friends. It all came to the Revolutionary War and its chaos which became a good reason for her to escape.
This is a lovely story of a young African girl who went into slavery. Her life journey will make you emotional and at the same time, it will be a good history lesson as well which will probably make us feel ashamed that how the blacks were treated in earlier times.