The word appears 100 times.
The word is used frequently in the book, though how one could write this book without it is the question being begged by those who would censor the book on this account. It takes place before, during, and after the Civil War and everything is through the eyes of slaves. Pretty much in any dealing with "white folk" the term comes up. Hell, perhaps the term "white folk" should also be considered offensive when used in this way. In any case here are some samples..
- ..my niggers is men every one of em."
- "Aint no nigger men. Not if you scared, they ain't. But if you a man yourself, you'll want your niggers to be men too. I wouldn't have no nigger men round my wife.