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Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route, Saidiya Hartman

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Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route
Title
Lose your mother
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a journey along the Atlantic slave route
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Saidiya Hartman
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eng
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  • In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, Hartman reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history. The slave, Hartman observes, is a stranger, one torn from family, home, and country. To lose your mother is to be severed from your kin, to forget your past, and to inhabit the world as an outsider, an alien. There are no known survivors of Hartman's lineage, no relatives in Ghana whom she came hoping to find. She is a stranger in search of strangers, and this fact leads her into intimate engagements with the people she encounters along the way and draws her deeper into the heartland of slavery. She passes through the holding cells of military forts and castles, the ruins of towns and villages devastated by the trade, and the fortified settlements built to repel predatory armies and kidnappers. In artful passages of historical portraiture, she shows us an Akan prince who granted the Portuguese permission to build the first permanent trading fort in West Africa, a girl murdered aboard a slave ship, and a community of fugitives seeking a haven from slave raiders. Book jacket
  • Includes information on abolition, Atlantic slave trade, castles, children, cowrie shells, Isaac Cruikshank, Ottohab Cugoano, death disease, dungeons, Dutch slave trade, Elmina, Elmina Castle, Europe, female slaves, France, genealogy, Ghana, Gold Coast, Great Britain, Martin Luther King, Jr., male slaves, Kwame Nkrumah, Portugese slave trade, race, racism, rape, ruling class, Salaga, slavery, tourism, United States, violence, etc
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Title
Lose your mother
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In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, Hartman reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history
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Genre
Biography type
contains biographical information
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229909
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.3/6209667
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT510.2
LC item number
.H375 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Saidiya Hartman
Lose your mother : a journey along the Atlantic slave route, Saidiya Hartman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-258) and index
Contents
Prologue: The Path of Strangers -- 1 Afrotopia -- 2 Markets and Martyrs -- 3 The Family Romance -- 4 Come, Go Back, Child -- 5 The Tribe of the Middle Passage -- 6 So Many Dungeons -- 7 The Dead Book -- 8 Lose Your Mother -- 9 The Dark Days -- 10 The Famished Road -- 11 Blood Cowries -- 12 Fugitive Dreams
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 270 p.
Isbn
9780374270827
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006029407
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ill.

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