Character Analysis Of Aminata In 'The Book Of Negroes'

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In the novel, The Book of Negroes, we meet a girl named Aminata who exceeds expectations of herself. She pushes herself to continue to grow and learn new things, even if her surroundings don’t permiss her too. Aminata’s strength shines through her darkest days but every set back gives her a reason to keep trying and to keep growing. Being strong is important for her, as it is was has gotten her through all of her misfortune. “Beauty comes and goes. Strength, you keep forever” (Hill 19). Aminata is faced with many hardships, but she shows her strength with her deep connection to her homeland, staying true to her identity, and her momentum to die a free woman. The reader notices Aminata’s connection and love for Africa right away. The way she

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