(DStv Premium, channel 129) is boosting its historical drama slate this August with the premiere of critically acclaimed mini-series '.'
Drama series set to premiere on BET
'The Book of Negroes,' a powerful re-telling of Lawrence Hill’s 2007 award-winning novel of the same name, is set to premiere on BET in August.
Directed by , and starring Oscar winners and , 'The Book of Negroes' is a powerful re-telling of 2007 award-winning novel of the same name.
The six-part mini-series centres around the life of 19th century slave, (), who bravely navigates the perils of the slave trade in an attempt to secure her freedom.
Eleven-year-old is abducted from her village in West Africa, placed in shackles and sent across the ocean to be sold into slavery on a South Carolina plantation. She falls in love and marries a fellow West African slave named but when their baby is brutally abducted and sold by a jealous slave master,becomes determined to return to her homeland.
Shot on location in Canada and South Africa (Cape Town), features strong performances from a host of South African actors and actresses, including and
premieres exclusively on on Monday August 17 at 8:10 PM.
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