“This is no fiction, no exaggeration. If I have failed in anything, it has been in presenting to the reader too prominently the bright side of the picture.”
Solomon Northup’s best-selling memoir recounts his harrowing experience of being kidnapped and sold into slavery. First published in 1853, the book explores the horrors Northup endured as a result of his enslavement, and provides a shocking account of his struggles to reclaim his freedom. Twelve Years a Slave was made into an Academy-Award winning film starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
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