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  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593230367
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl




The most famous autobiography written by a nineteenth-century African American woman, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a triumph of American literature and an unflinching portrayal of the evils of slavery.

"I was born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away."
In clear and unshrinking prose, Harriet Jacobs--writing under the pseudonym of "Linda Brent"--relates the story of her girlhood and adolescence as a slave in North Carolina and her eventual escape: a bildungsroman set in the complex terrain of a chauvinist, white-supremacist society. Resolutely addressing women readers, rather than men, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl sought to make white women understand the ways that the threat of sexual violence shaped the lives of enslaved black women and children.

  • Published: 13 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593230367
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.99

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