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(Re)Writing the Slave Narrative: Olaudah Equiano, Charles Johnson, and Reader Expectations

Kanta Dihal


Literature on slavery can be roughly divided into four categories: slave narratives, pre-abolition novels about slavery written by a white author, contemporary neo-slave narratives written by black authors and post-abolition fiction written by white authors. Slave narratives, which were usually autobiographical, were written or dictated by former or fugitive slaves, while neo-slave narratives are usually written by American and British slave descendants.


Slave Narratives; Authors; Slavery; Abolitionists; Neo-Slave; Fiction

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ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics and Consciousness. ISSN: 1543-0855 (online).
Editor: Dr. Sonjah Nadine Stanley-Niaah.

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