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West African narratives of slavery : texts from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ghana

Author: Sandra E Greene
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Greene, Sandra E., 1952-
West African narratives of slavery.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)763648507
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra E Greene
ISBN: 9780253356079 0253356075 9780253222947 025322294X
OCLC Number: 613435501
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2011.
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Aaron Kuku : the life history of a former slave --
Enslavement remembered --
The life history of Aaron Kuku --
The biographies of Lydia Yawo and Yosef Famfantor : life in slavery/life after abolition --
To stay or go : exploring the decisions of the formerly enslaved --
Come over and help us! : the life journey of Lydia Yawo, a freed slave --
Yosef Famfantor --
Paul Sands's diary : living with the past/constructing the present and the future --
Open secrets and sequestered stories : a diary about family, slavery, and self in southeastern Ghana --
The diary of Paul Sands : excerpts --
A kidnapping at Atorkor : the making of a community memory --
Our citizens, our kin enslaved --
Oral traditions about individuals enslaved.
Responsibility: Sandra E. Greene.

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