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Some Great Thing

Some Great Thing

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Mahatma Grafton is a disillusioned university graduate burdened with a famous name, and suffering from the curse of his generation — a total lack of interest in the state of the world. The son of a retired railway porter from Winnipeg, he returns home for a job as a reporter with The Winnipeg Heral ...more

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Hill is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction. In 2005, he won his first literary honour: a National Magazine Award for the article “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” published in The Walrus . His first two novels were Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood , and his first non-fiction work to attract national attention was the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada . But it was his third novel, The Book of Negroes <...more