LIFE AND NARRATIVE
The Life of Mary Prince (1788-1833)
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The Narrative of Mary Prince
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SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
There are several editions of Prince’s narrative. A scholarly edition is this one:
- Prince, Mary. The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave. 1831. Ed. Sara Salih. London: Penguin, 2004.
An online edition accessible for free is this one:
- Prince, Mary. The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Related by Herself, With a Supplement by the Editor, to Which Is Added, the Narrative of Asa-Asa, a Captured African. London: F. Westley and A.H. Davis, 1831. Documenting the American South (DocSouth). Charlotte, NC: University of North Carolina, 2000. Prince_History
Selected Research Literature
- Aljoe, Nicole N. Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies, 1709-1838. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Paquet, Sandra Pouchet. Caribbean Autobiography: Cultural Identity and Self-Representation. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002.
- Simmons, K. Merinda. “Beyond ‘Authenticity’: Migration and the Epistemology of ‘Voice’ in Mary Prince’s History of Mary Prince and Maryse Condé’s I, Tituba.” College Literature 36.4 (Fall 2009): 75-99.
- Taylor, Michelle. “Maiden Voyage: Slavery, Domesticity, and Trans-Atlantic Resistance in The History of Mary Prince.” Before Windrush: Recovering an Asian and Black Literary Heritage within Britain. Ed. Pallavi Rastogi and Jocelyn Fenton Stitt. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 49-71
ONLINE RESOURCES AND LINKS
- “A Slave Account.” Turks & Caicos National Museum, 2021. https://www.tcmuseum.org/culture-history/slavery/mary-prince/
- “Overview: Mary Prince.” Oxford References. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803100345892
General Interest and Educational Sources
- Gerzina, Gretchen. “Britain’s Black Past: Mary Prince.” BBC Radio 4, 12 Oct 2016. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07x5vrs
- Sommerlad, Joe. “Mary Prince: Who was the abolitionist and author of the first slavery memoir published in Britain by a woman?” The Independent, 1 Oct 2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mary-prince-who-british-slavery-memoir-author-abolition-history-google-doodle-a8562706.html
- “Mary Prince.” Museum of the African Diaspora, 2020. https://www.moadsf.org/slavery-narratives/2855-2/
- “The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince.” Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 2018. https://www.english.ox.ac.uk/ten-minute-book-club/prince-history-of-mary-prince
- “World-Changing Women: Mary Prince.” The Open University, 23 Oct 2020. https://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/world-changing-women-mary-prince