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About the Author
Tiffany Potter is Professor of Teaching and Associate Head of Curriculum and Planning at the University of British Columbia.
"Tiffany Potter's edition of Oroonoko makes this important text accessible to a wide range of readers. The introduction offers a concise biography of Behn as well as an insightful discussion of Oroonoko's genres and reception. The text itself is helpfully annotated, and the supplemental materials provide essential contexts related to European understandings of Surinam and the slave trade. Potter's edition will doubtlessly become the standard text for generations of students." -- Christopher D. Johnson, Francis Marion University
"Potter's edition marshals vital contemporary documents to illuminate the emerging contexts of global trade, enslavement, and colonial racism within which Behn carves her tale. The introduction, as well as gathering the scant information we have about Behn herself, emphasizes the emergence of racialized discourses that were mobilized to justify slavery and the colonial appropriation of distant lands. Potter's footnotes offer a commentary perfectly pitched to make the strange elements of Oronooko clear to new readers." -- Kerry Sinanan, The University of Texas at San Antonio