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Author Greene, Sandra E., 1952-

Title West African narratives of slavery [electronic resource] : texts from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Ghana / Sandra E. Greene.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 280 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-275) and index.
Contents Aaron Kuku : the life history of a former slave -- Enslavement remembered -- The life history of Aaron Kuku -- The biographies of Lydia Yawo and Yosef Famfantor : life in slavery/life after abolition -- To stay or go : exploring the decisions of the formerly enslaved -- Come over and help us! : the life journey of Lydia Yawo, a freed slave -- Yosef Famfantor -- Paul Sands's diary : living with the past/constructing the present and the future -- Open secrets and sequestered stories : a diary about family, slavery, and self in southeastern Ghana -- The diary of Paul Sands : excerpts -- A kidnapping at Atorkor : the making of a community memory -- Our citizens, our kin enslaved -- Oral traditions about individuals enslaved.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary Slavery in Africa existed for hundreds of years before it was abolished in the late 19th century. Yet, we know little about how enslaved individuals, especially those who never left Africa, talked about their experiences. Collecting never before published or translated narratives of Africans from southeastern Ghana, Sandra E. Greene explores how these writings reveal the thoughts, emotions, and memories of those who experienced slavery and the slave trade. Greene considers how local norms and the circumst.
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Subject Slave narratives -- Ghana -- History and criticism.
Slavery -- Ghana -- History.
Slave trade -- Ghana -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Greene, Sandra E., 1952- West African narratives of slavery. Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2011 9780253356079 (DLC) 2010035373 (OCoLC)613435501
ISBN 9780253005052 (electronic bk.)
0253005051 (electronic bk.)
9780253356079 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253356075 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253222947 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
025322294X (pbk. ; alk. paper)