Genius in Bondage: Literature of the Early Black Atlantic

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Price
$40.00
Publisher
University Press of Kentucky
Publish Date
Pages
280
Dimensions
6.36 X 9.58 X 0.95 inches | 1.51 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780813122038

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About the Author

VINCENT CARRETTA is a professor of English at the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including scholarly editions of the writings of Olaudah Equiano, Phillis Wheatley, Ignatius Sancho, and Ottobah Cugoano. His most recent books are Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man, winner of the Annibel Jenkins Prize, and The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary, coedited with Ty M. Reese (both Georgia).
Philip Gould is a documentary/architecture photographer who has made Louisiana his home and favorite subject since 1974. Based in Lafayette, Gould has photographed throughout the state, the nation, Europe and the Caribbean. His work has been published in over a dozen books as well as periodicals from around the world.

Reviews

"This is an excellent, indeed a monumental collection of essays, one that will set the standard for scholarship in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Black Atlantic studies for years to come." -- Adam Potkay


"A reminder that literature is a complex language because, regardless of condition, circumstance, class, or colour, people are endowed with genuine feelings and complicated thoughts that make up the human experience." -- Dalhousie Review


"By introducing new texts and offering new perspectives on early Black writers, Genius in Bondage confirms the vigor of early Black Atlantic studies and the genius of the literature it represents." -- Early American Literature


"Moves us back in time and significantly beyond the constraints of analysis rooted in the search for the origins of a unique African American literary tradition. Students will ignore eighteenth-century black autobiography at their peril." -- Journal of American History


"This superb collection on the range of early black literary activity constitutes cutting-edge scholarship.... A work of enormous significance." -- Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodala