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An endearing young boy endures the horrors of an enslaved life in 19th Century Barbados.  A picaresque turn of events leads to beguiling adventures as our eponymous hero navigates freedom, friendship and loss. Shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize and winner of the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize for Canada’s best work of fiction, Washington Black is a powerful meditation on freedom and slavery and an exhilarating, engrossing read.

Chair: Geordie Williamson

 

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