Shortlisted for the 2018 Booker Prize, Esi Edugyan’s novel relates the astonishing adventures of Washington Black, whose escape from the brutal cane plantations of Barbados was only the beginning

Washington Black was also shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Carnegie Medal for Literary Excellence, among others – and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It was chosen by both the New York Times and Barack Obama as one of the best books of 2018. The epic Hulu/Disney TV series of Washington Black, starring Sterling K Brown and co-produced by Edugyan, is slated for release late 2024. 

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