The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
I read this novel in one night. I stayed up until 5 a.m. and read it. I could not put this book down. What an incredible job encapsulating the essence and spirit of this beautiful protagonist’s fight for freedom and struggle as a woman of colour. I’ve always been drawn to novels with strong female voices overcoming impossible situations. This character is the voice of the strength that I believe all of us women embody.