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Ghosts of slavery : a literary archaeology of Black women's lives

Author: Jenny Sharpe
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining the lives of three distinctive Caribbean women (a maroon leader, a mulatto concubine and a fugitive slave), this study explains how the diasporic experience of slavery enabled black women to claim an authority that they didn't possess in Africa.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Gabriel Stedman; Mary Prince; Joanna; Mary Prince; Nanny; Joanna; Nanny.; Mary Prince; Englisch
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenny Sharpe
ISBN: 0816637229 9780816637225 0816637237 9780816637232
OCLC Number: 50479199
Description: xxvi, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the haunting of history --
"The rebels old obeah woman" : history as spirit possession --
"An incomparable nurse" : the obi of domesticity --
"Our history was truly broken" : writing back to a slave past --
"A very troublesome woman" : who speaks for the morality of slave women?
Responsibility: Jenny Sharpe.

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Examining the lives of three distinctive Caribbean women (a maroon leader, a mulatto concubine and a fugitive slave), this study explains how the diasporic experience of slavery enabled black women to claim an authority that they didn't possess in Africa.

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