Hill’s depiction of [Aminata’s] journey to freedom is a powerful tale of pride and perseverance.—Sara Nelson, Oprah.com
A masterpiece, daring and impressive in its geographic, historical and human reach.—Globe and Mail
Lawrence Hill’s hugely impressive historical work is completely engrossing and deserves a wide, international readership.—Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Washington Post
With grace and compassion, Hill populates true and harrowing experience with an authentic hero—just as good historical fiction requires.—Jennifer Berman, Bookforum
Astonishing in scope, humanity and beauty, this is one of those very rare novels in which the deep joy of reading transcends its time and place. Like To Kill a Mockingbird, Someone Knows My Name lets readers experience a life, one footstep at a time, beside an unforgettable protagonist.
—Eileen Charbonneau, Historical Novels Review, Editor's Choice
Stunning, wrenching and inspiring…. Hill handles the pacing and tension masterfully… [his] book is a harrowing, breathing tour de force.—Publishers Weekly, starred review