Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Women Writers of the Past

Few people know that African-American women writers were an important part of the literary life of both the Caribbean and the United States in the 19th century.  This website will take you a list compiled by New York's Schomburg Center which contains not just samples of their works but also their fascinating biographies.  Harriet Jacobs, author of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, who spent seven years hiding from her owner in her grandmother's crawl space and Mary Prince, who wrote The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, are included.

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