- About the Contributors
- Slave Narratives and Historical Memory
- Slave Narratives and Archival Research
- Slave Narratives and Historical Understanding
- Slave Narratives and U.S. Legal History
- The WPA Narratives as Historical Sources
- The Other Slave Narratives: The Works Progress Administration Interviews
- Lost in the Archives: The Pension Bureau Files
- The Witness of African American Folkways: The Landscape of Slave Narratives
- The Slave Narrative as Material Text
- Reading Communities: Slave Narratives and the Discursive Reader
- A Reflection on the Slave Narrative and American Literature
- The Slave Narrative and Visual Culture
- Slave Narratives, 1865–1900
- “This Horrible Exhibition”: Sexuality in Slave Narratives
- “There is Might in Each”: Slave Narratives and Black Feminism
- “I Rose a Freeman”: Power, Property, and the Performance of Manhood in the Slave Narratives
- Family and Community in Slave Narratives
- Collaborative American Slave Narratives
- Environmental Criticism and the Slave Narratives
- Locating Slave Narratives
- Slave Narratives and Hemispheric Studies
- Caribbean Slave Narratives
- Slave Narratives, the Romantic Imagination and Transatlantic Literature
- “Puzzling the Intervals”: Blind Tom and the Poetics of the Sonic Slave Narrative
- The Truth of Slave Narratives: Slavery’s Traces in Postmemory Narratives of Postemancipation Life
Abstract and Keywords
This essay discusses slave narratives written by and about slaves from the Caribbean. It suggests that while Caribbean narratives have much in common with the more familiar narratives from the United States, they are also quite distinct in form, theme, and content.
Nicole N. Aljoe is a member of the Department of English at Northeastern University. Her research andteaching centers on 18th and 19th century Black Atlantic writing, with a particular focus on Caribbean texts. She is the author of Creole Testimonies: Slave Narratives from the British West Indies (Palgrave 2012) and co-editor of Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas (UVa, forthcoming). Her current project focuses on contemporary Caribbean multi-disciplinary engagements with the neo-slave genre.
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