THE SLAVE TRADE IN LITERATURE

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Brathwaite, Edward, Rights of Passage, OUP, 1967
See especially New World A-Coming

 

Brathwaite, Edward, Masks, OUP, 1968

See especially Korabra

 

Burdett, William The life and exploits of Mansony commonly called Three Fingered Jack 1800 fiction


Capp, Mary Elizabeth The African Princess or the Slave's Tale fiction

 

Chatwin, Bruce, The Viceroy of Ouidah Picador

Chatwin's writing is much admired. I think this is a terrible book.

Courlander, Harold , The African, Henry Holt, Owl paperback, 1993  

First published in 1967. The Atlantic slave trade from an African point of view.

D'Aguiar, Fred, The Longest Memory

Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, the history of, 1719.

de Saint-Lambert, Zimao the African tr. Rev. Weeden Butler London 1800 105 pp
Slave revolt, fiction


Emecheta, Buchi, The Slave Girl, Heinemann, 1977
Set in and about Onitsha, Nigeria, 1900


Gleason, Judith Illsley, Agotime, her legend. Grossman, NY 1970.
A wonderful, mystical book about a Dahomean queen sent to slavery in Brazil. But more about Vodu religion than about the slave trade. Unfortunately out of print. MH


Hugo, Victor The Slave King (novel) 1791

Jacobs, Rayda, The Slave Book, A Novel, Kwela Books, 1998
Set in and about Cape Town, South Africa, 1838.

More, Hannah, The sorrows of Yamba or the negros woman's lamentation 1795
Poem about African woman taken as a slave to West Indies


Reiss, Maria F. dos, Ursula, novel, Brazil 1859

Skertchly, J A, Sport in Ashanti or Melinda the Caboceer A Tale of the Gold Coast in the days of King Koffee Kalcalli (1867-74) Frederick Warner & Co. London

CRITICISM

Diedrich, Maria (Editor) Black Imagination and the Middle Passage (W.E.B. Du Bois Institute)

 

The African Diaspora and its Origins, Research in African Literatures, Vol 29, No. 4, Winter 1998, U of Indiana Press.