Book of Negroes Plot Summary - Book of Negroes Notes Book...

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Book of Negroes Notes Book 1: -Aminata’s Bio: Father=jeweler, Mother=midwife, only child, free-born muslim, etc. -Aminata kidnapped from Bayo -Mother Killed, Father Killed, forced to walk for a long time in a chain of slaves -With Chekura, Fanta, Fomba, Sanu and helps deliver her baby Aminata -Goes on boat to South Carolina -on boat, lots of toubab -“nice” toubab: medicine man who allows Aminata into his room, and feeds her -Chief Biton is leader of slave homelanders -fomba breaks shackles off with a nail - Fight between toubab and homelander after Fanta delivers baby -Fanta goes batshit crazy - Sanu/baby, fanta’s baby killed, as well as many others -Homelanders “lost” and rest of boatride is more disciplined - Boat lands in Carolina Book 2: -Aminata learns her country is called Africa -Georgia takes Aminata in - Slaves to Appleby on St Helena Island - Aminata catches babies, works on the indigo plantation -Mamed secretly teachers Aminata how to read and write -Appleby rapes Aminata -Chekura impregnates Aminata
- Lindo finds out she can read and is sensible/smart -Chekura and Aminata get married -Appleby finds out about Aminata’s pregnanancy and publicly humiliates her by shaving her head and burning all her clothes -Aminata gives birth to son (Mamadu) -One night, Appleby sold Mamadu, causing Aminata to refuse to work -Aminata is sold to Solomon Lindo in Charles Town - Aminata lives with Dolly in Charles Town -Aminata becomes a midwife (catches babies as a profession) and bookkeeper for Lindo -Lindo teaches her math/reading/writing -Aminata helps Dolly and Ms. Lindo to deliver their babies -Although the living conditions are much better, Aminata longs for Mamadu and Aminata - Smallpox epidemic brokeout, killing a lot of people including Mrs Lindo, Dolly, their sons -Chekura comes to visit Aminata -Reveals that mamadu was sold by Lindo and died -Decline in the demand for indigo - Aminata refuses to work for Lindo after finding out he sold her Child, so he doesn’t feed her - Aminata sails to New York with Lindo after reaching a truce Book 3 -Aminata arrives in NYC with Lindo -They meet Sam Franunces, a black owner of a popular tavern -Aminata sees a lot of free black people, and decides to escape -War between British/Americans causes Lindo to leave without Aminata, making her free -Initially, Aminata works for Fraunces, and teaches for free at St Paul’s chapel -She teaches Claybourne and Bertilda, who help her build a hut in Canvas Town -Aminata catches babies for British soldiers (Lietunant Malcolm Waters) at Holy Ground as a profession

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