From ‘Bondwoman’s Narrative’ to ’12 Years a Slave’: Slavery narratives in the midst of revival

September 20, 2013   // 0 Comments

by Ronda Racha Penrice  It’s hard to put the significance of Winthrop University English professor Gregg Hecimovich’s revelation that one-time North Carolina slave Hannah Bond penned the recovered 1850s-era novel, The Bondwoman’s Narrative, which became a bestseller when it was re-published in 2002 after being bought in auction and authenticated by Henry Louis Gates, into words. Novels by Afri...

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