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Crafts, Hannah

Works: 12 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 3,196 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PS1449.C673, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Hannah Crafts
The bondwoman's narrative by Hannah Crafts ( Book )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When her master is betrothed to a woman who conceals a tragic secret, Hannah Crafts, a young slave on a wealthy North Carolina plantation, runs away in a bid for her freedom up North. Pursued by slave hunters, imprisoned by a mysterious and cruel captor, held by sympathetic strangers, and forced to serve a demanding new mistress, she finally makes her way to freedom in New Jersey. An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850's is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring, page-turning story of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom. When Professor Gates saw that modest listing in an auction catalogue for African American artifacts, he immediately knew he could be on the verge of a major discovery. After exhaustively researching the hand-written manuscript's authenticity, he found that his instincts were right. He had purchased a genuine autobiographical novel by a female slave who called herself- and her story's main character- Hannah Crafts. Presented here unaltered and under its author's original title, The Bondswoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk ... or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels. Together with Professor Gates's brilliant introduction- which includes the story of his search for the real Hannah Crafts, the biographical facts that laid the groundwork for her novel, and a fascinating look at other slave narratives of the time- The Bondwoman's Narrative offers a unique and unforgettable reading experience. In it, a voice that has never been heard rings out, and an undiscovered story at the heart of the American experience is finally told
Alarm girl by Hannah Crafts ( )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When 11-year-old Indigo and her older brother Robin arrive in South Africa to stay with their father, they find a luxury lifestyle that is a world away from their modest existence back in England. But Indigo is uneasy in the foreign landscape and confused by the family's silence surrounding her mother's recent death. Unable to find solace in either new or old faces, she begins to harbour violent suspicions in place of the truth. Steeped in the dry heat of a South African summer, this keen and touching debut seamlessly interweaves the voices of Indigo and her mother, and beautifully captu
Autobiographie d'une esclave by Hannah Crafts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce roman autobiographique a été écrit par une esclave noire affranchie et devenue l'épouse d'un pasteur méthodiste et institutrice à la veille de la guerre de Sécession. Elle raconte sa captivité, ses différents maîtres, les relations internes à la communauté afro-américaine, ses fuites et enfin la liberté
Sipurah shel shifḥah by Hannah Crafts ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.00 for 1989 Libra ... to 1.00 for Hē aphēg ...)
Alternative Names
Bond, Hannah
Crafts Maria H.
Vincent Hannah
קראפטס, האנה
English (39)
French (4)
Hebrew (3)
Greek, Modern (1)