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Book of Negroes to become feature film

When you consider how astoundingly well Lawrence Hill’s 2007 novel The Book of Negroes has been selling, it was probably inevitable that somebody would want to turn the book into a film. According to a press release Q&Q received today from Hill’s publisher, HarperCollins Canada, film rights have just been sold to noted canadian director Clement Virgo’s Conquering Lion Pictures. Virgo (Rude, Lie With Me) intends to direct the film himself.