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The Woman of Colour: A Tale - Broadview Editions (Paperback)Lyndon J. Dominique (editor)
The appendices, which include contemporary reviews of the novel, historical documents on race and inheritance in Jamaica, and examples of other women of colour in early British prose fiction, will further inspire readers to rethink issues of race, gender, class, and empire from an African woman's perspective.
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
"This exemplary edition of The Woman of Colour, with its abundant historical context, explores vital interconnections of race, gender, and class. Its rich contribution to the debate about cultural identity and colonial power marks it as a classic." - Moira Ferguson, University of Missouri Kansas City
"Women of colour in eighteenth-century literature have become a 'spectral presence,' pushed into the invisibility of darkness, their voices unread or ignored. Now what has been in darkness is restored to light, as Olivia Fairfield can be heard anew. Born in Jamaica into a society in which one of her parents had enslaved the other, she is forced by law and custom to travel to the heart of colonial darkness in England itself. In a manner 'polite yet aggressive,' she makes her voice heard." - Lise Winer, McGill University
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