The minis­eries at its best

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This six-part minis­eries based on the 2007 award-win­ning novel by Cana­dian Lawrence Hill tells the story of Ami­nata Diallo, a woman ab­ducted as a child and force­fully brought to South Carolina from west Africa to work as a slave. The show has re­ceived much ac­claim, with one film critic say­ing: “The Book of Ne­groes is easily one of the best things to hap­pen to tele­vi­sion in quite some time.” Although ap­par­ently vi­o­lent and hard to watch at times, much like 12 Years a Slave, the minis­eries pro­vides an un­flinch­ing look at one of the dark­est pe­ri­ods in hu­man history. – Grethe Koen

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