On September 8, the first round of discussion about Lawrence Hill’s, “The Book of Negroes” took place!
It was a wonderful experience for those who joined to share their experiences with the text. I personally had the privilege of attending a session in the University Club Pub with Wanda Thomas Bernard, from Social Work and Barb Hamilton-Hinch, from Health and Human Performance. Those who attended this session were able to discuss what really stood out for them from them book, what they personally will take away, and what should we all take away from this book.
I think that the last point is intriguing and can be pondered by all who have read this book.
What lessons / thoughts do we take away from this book that we think the greater community could learn from this book?
There are many different ways that individuals who read “The Book of Negroes” understand the book. Readers of the book discussed what they learned about history, social contexts, and themselves by reading this book.
What have you taken away from reading this book?
Please feel free to share your thoughts!