Abstract

Whereas slave narratives are classics of eighteenth-century studies, there has been scant attention to African eighteenth-century writing written by parties implicated in the slave trade. That absence reduces the diversity of African statements about the slave trade and African participation in the pre-abolition Atlantic world. Using the letters of Philip Quaque, as a case study, I argue that attention to the sparse eighteenth-century West African literary culture complicates the repertoire of African representations of the slave-trading Atlantic world.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1935-0201
Print ISSN
0193-5380
Pages
pp. 115-120
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-13
Open Access
No
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