Telling Our Stories

Continuities and Divergences in Black Autobiographies

  • Authors
  • Adetayo Alabi

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Telling Our Stories investigates the continuities and divergences in selected Black autobiographies from Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. The stories of slaves, creative writers, and political activists are discussed both as texts produced by individuals who are products of specific societies and as interconnected books. The book identifies influences of environmental and cultural differences on the texts while it adopts cross-cultural and postcolonial reading approaches to examine the continuities and divergences in them.


Africa biography Caribbean cultural difference dialogue environment genre individual Narrative politics slaves society subject USA writing

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