BBC just confirmed that they will be doing a 3-part series based on Andrea Levy’s ‘The Long Song,’ a novel about slavery in Jamaica:
“BBC One has given the green light to a three-part adaptation of Andrea Levy’s epic, award-winning novel about the dying days of slavery in Jamaica, The Long Song.
A follow-up to her 2004 historical fiction novel Small Island, which was also adapted for the small screen (starring Naomie Harris and David Oyelowo), the British-Jamaican author’s Long Song (published in 2010) is written as a memoir by an elderly Jamaican woman living in early 19th century Jamaica during the final years of slavery, and the transition to freedom that would follow. It tells the story of a young slave girl named July who lives at Amity – a sugarcane plantation – through the bloody 1831 Baptist War, and the violent end to slavery that led to the beginning of freedom.”
Originally published: 12/4/2017