Mary Prince

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

Primary Sources

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

Biographies

General Interest and Educational Sources

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