Black Writers in Britain, 1760-1890

Black Writers in Britain, 1760-1890 : An Anthology

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An introduction to the tradition of Black British writing, this book presents extracts from major Afro-British writiers and many early Black American, West African and Carribean writers who spent time in Britain. Each entry provides an introduction to the extract, the author and the period in which he or she was writing. A general introduction discusses the beginnings of Black literature in Britain during the period of abolition. Extracts range from the earliest writings of Equiano, Cugoano, Sancho, Gronniosaw and Wedderburn, to the work of British residents James Africanus Horton, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Harriet Jacobs, Edward Wilmot Blyden and John E. Ocansey. Autobiography, slave narrative, letters and speeches are included.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0748602674
  • 9780748602674

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"Narrative" 1760, Briton Hammon; "Narrative" c. 1770, Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (James Albert); "Letters" 1782, Ignatius Sancho; "Thoughts and Sentiments" 1787, Ottobah Cugoano (John Stuart); "Narrative" 1789, Oludah Equiano; "A Love Letter" 1778, Julius Soubise; "Letters from Nova Scotia, London and Freetown" 1791-1800, Sierra Leone Settlers; "Speech after a visit to Westminster" 1791; John Frederick Naimbanna; "Letters etc" 1765-1818, Philip Quaque; "Narrative" c. 1815, John Jea; "Speech from the dock at his trial", "Letter to his Wife" 1820, William "Black" Davidson; "The Horrors of Slavery" 1824, Robert Wedderburn; "Narrative" c. 1815, Mary Prince; "Wonderful Adventures in Many Lands" 1857, Mary Seacole; "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" 1861, Harriet Jacobs; "West African Countries and Peoples" 1868, James Africanus Horton; "African Trading" 1881, John Ocansey; "From West Africa to Palestine" 1873, "Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race" 1887, Edward Wilmot Blyden; "Froudacity" 1889, J.J.Thomas; "Autobiography", Duse Mohamed Ali.
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