Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
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The Canadian Encyclopedia. "Esi Edugyan is a Ghanaian Canadian novelist whose work has become an influential part of the Canadian literary canon."
CBC Books. "Her third novel, Washington Black, tells the story of 11-year-old Washington "Wash" Black, a slave on a Barbados sugar plantation in the 19th century."
BBC History. "Barbados was one of England's most popular colonies, with a rich economy based on sugar and slavery."
"Mixing horror with high adventure, this powerful novel looks at the burden of freedom in a time of slavery"
"In Esi Edugyan’s Novel ‘Washington Black,’ a Slave Escapes by Hot-Air Balloon"