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The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts

The Bondwoman's Narrative

by Hannah Crafts


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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
7 Hrs. 20 Min.


An unprecedented historical and literary event, this tale written in the 1850s is the only known novel by a female African American slave, and quite possibly the first novel written by a black woman anywhere. A work recently uncovered by renowned scholar and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., it is a stirring tale of "passing" and the adventures of a young slave as she makes her way to freedom.

The Bondwoman's Narrative tells of a self-educated young house slave who knows her life is limited by the brutalities of her society, but never suspects that the freedom of her plantation's beautiful new mistress is also at risk...or that a devastating secret will force them both to flee from slave hunters with another powerful, determined enemy at their heels.

This program includes an exclusive interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T001706
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