I don’t know what the opinion will be of “The Book of Negroes” once it airs outside of Canada. I saw the first episode on the CBC last night, and despite what the photos of the award winning Lawrence Hill novel suggest:
1) There were no benevolent white saviors
2) The captured slaves depicted were not subjects of pity, but ingenious people who’s ability to plan was admirable
3) Africans didn’t need “civilizing”
Not saying anything else. I won’t ruin the plot. See it before you read it if you haven’t, as the whole “book into movie” scenario always pisses people off.