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The Book of Negroes Season 1 DVD Box Set


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  • Product Information of The Book of Negroes Season 1 DVD Box Set

    Actors: Aunjanue Ellis, Louis Gossett, Jr, Cuba Gooding, Ben Chaplin
    Directors: Clement Virgo
    Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Widescreen
    Language: English
    Region: Region Free
    Number of discs: 3
    Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    Studio: Entertainment One
    DVD Release Date: 2015

    The Book of Negroes Season 1 DVD Box Set

    Summary of The Book of Negroes Season 1 DVD Box Set

    "I used The Book of Negroes as the title for my novel, in Canada, because it derives from a historical document of the same name kept by British naval officers at the tail end of the American Revolutionary War. It documents the 3,000 blacks who had served the King in the war and were fleeing Manhattan for Canada in 1783. Unless you were in The Book of Negroes, you couldn't escape to Canada. My character, an African woman named Aminata Diallo whose story is based on this history, has to get into the book before she gets out. In my country, few people have complained to me about the title,The Book of Negroes Season 1 DVD and nobody continues to do so after I explain its historical origins. I think it's partly because the word 'Negro' resonates differently in Canada. If you use it in Toronto or Montreal, you are probably just indicating publicly that you are out of touch with how people speak these days. But if you use it in Brooklyn or Boston, you are speaking in a deeply offensive manner if you were to use such words. When I began touring with the novel in some of the major US cities, literary African-Americans kept approaching me and telling me it was a good thing indeed that the title had changed, because they would never have touched the book with its Canadian title."