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Black writers in Britain, 1760-1890

Author: Paul Edwards; David Dabydeen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1991.
Series: Early Black writers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Containing extracts from all the major Afro-British writers and many early Black American, West African and Caribbean writers who spent time in Britain, this anthology is a sparkling introduction to the rich tradition of Black British writing. A general introduction to the anthology discusses the beginnings of Black literature in Britain during the period of Abolition. Each author in the anthology also has an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Black writers in Britain, 1760-1890.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)556109997
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Edwards; David Dabydeen
ISBN: 0748602674 9780748602674 0748603271 9780748603275
OCLC Number: 26546729
Description: xv, 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Writers. 1. Briton Hammon. 2. Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (James Albert). 3. Ignatius Sancho. 4. Ottobah Cugoano (John Stuart). 5. Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa). 6. Julius Soubise. 7. Sierra Leone Settlers. 8. John Henry Naimbanna. 9. Philip Quaque. 10. John Jea. 11. William Davidson. 12. Robert Wedderburn. 13. Mary Prince. 14. Mary Seacole. 15. Harriet Jacobs (Linda Brent). 16. James Africanus Horton. 17. John E. Ocansey. 18. Edward Wilmot Blyden. 19. J.J. Thomas.
Series Title: Early Black writers.
Responsibility: selected and introduced by Paul Edwards and David Dabydeen.

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