West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ghana (BOK)

Sandra E. Greene

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Slavery in Africa existed for hundreds of years before it was abolished in the late 19th century. Yet, we know little about how enslaved individuals, especially those who never left Africa, talked about their experiences. Collecting never before published or translated narratives of Africans from southeastern Ghana, Sandra E. Greene explores how these writings reveal the thoughts, emotions, and memories of those who experienced slavery and the slave trade. Greene considers how local norms and the circumstances behind the recording of the narratives influenced their content and impact. This unprecedented study affords unique insights into how ordinary West Africans understood and talked about their lives during a time of change and upheaval.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Sandra E. Greene
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253222947
Antall sider 300 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 444 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Language, Regional studies