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Read Washington Black

African fabric pattern and the book cover of Washinton Black

Feb 09, 2023

This February, we invite you to read and reflect with Esi Edugyan's critically acclaimed, coming of age story, Washington Black. As part of the library's Black History Month program, this digital eBook is available to borrow right away, no holds, for all library members.

From February 10th to March 9th, members of the Ottawa Public Library can borrow the digital eBook Washington Black in English or French. To read the eBook in English, please use the Libby App. To read the ebook in French, please use the Cantook platform.

Esi Edugyan won the prestigious Giller Prize for Washington Black in 2018, as well as a second time for Half-Blood Blues in 2011. This fascinating novel follows the protagonist "Wash" who escapes slavery in Barbados and travels the world: he goes to Virginia, Nova Scotia, and Morocco. Wash pursues his passions, love, and finding his own identity.

For questions or assistance in accessing digital resources, please visit your nearest library branch or contact us.