Washington Black

Filming has completed for upcoming TV Series Washington Black.

Based on the novel:

“Washington Black” is a novel written by Canadian author Esi Edugyan. It was published in 2018 and received widespread critical acclaim. The book is a work of historical fiction set in the 19th century and tells the story of a young slave named George Washington Black, who goes by “Wash.”

The narrative begins on a sugar plantation in Barbados, where Wash is born into slavery. His life takes an unexpected turn when he becomes the personal servant of the plantation owner’s brother, Christopher Wilde, known as “Titch.” Titch is an eccentric inventor, scientist, and abolitionist. He recognizes Wash’s talent and intellect and involves him in his various experiments and projects.

The story takes a dramatic turn when a manhunt is launched for Wash, causing him and Titch to flee the plantation. This leads to a series of adventures that take them across the globe, from Barbados to the Arctic, London, and eventually to Morocco.

The novel explores themes of freedom, identity, friendship, and the complexities of human relationships, particularly in the context of slavery and the abolitionist movement. Esi Edugyan’s writing is praised for its vivid descriptions, intricate character development, and its ability to engage with historical contexts.

“Washington Black” received numerous awards and nominations, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize, which it was shortlisted for. It also won the 2018 Giller Prize, one of Canada’s most prestigious literary awards.

The book has been well-received by both critics and readers, and it has become an important work in contemporary literature, especially in discussions surrounding historical fiction and themes related to slavery and freedom.

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