The Longest Memory

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, ...

The Longest Memory

The Longest Memory

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the daughter of his owner, and, finally, in trying to escape and join her in the free North. For his attempt to flee, he is whipped to death in front of his family, and this brutal event is the pivot around which the story evolves.

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The Longest Memory
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Fred D'aguiar
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-16 - Publisher: Random House

Written in taut, poetic language, THE LONGEST MEMORY is set on a Virginian plantation in the 19th century, and tells the tragic story of a rebellious, fiercely intelligent young slave who breaks all the rules: in learning to read and write, in falling in love with a white girl, the
The British Slave Trade and Public Memory
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01-11 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

How does a contemporary society restore to its public memory a momentous event like its own participation in transatlantic slavery? What are the stakes of once more restoring the slave trade to public memory? What can be learned from this history? Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace explores these questions in her study
A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries
Language: en
Pages: 672
Authors: Albert James Arnold, Julio Rodríguez-Luis, J. Michael Dash
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read
Commonwealth Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Rajeshwar Mittapalli, Alessandro Monti
Categories: Commonwealth countries
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

Commonwealth Literature Continues To Retain A Separate Identity In The Twenty-First Century, Even Though Some Of Its Creators Do Not Favour The Term Any Longer. Our Identity Stems From Our History. English Was A Historical Accident That Gave An Overwhelming Majority Of The Commonwealth Countries The First Opportunity For Creative
Talk Yuh Talk
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Kwame Dawes
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

In the past 30 years, most Caribbean poetry written in English has come to the US in the lyrics of reggae music, but that is only one aspect of a tradition characterized by continuing tension within a diverse heritage. Interviews in this collection reflect a range of Caribbean voices from