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Title: The Impact of Slave Mothers’ Sufferings and Efforts on Overcoming Bondage in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs.
Authors: MAALLEM, Marwa
Keywords: Slave Mothers-Efforts-Overcoming-Bondage-Slave Girl-Harriet Ann Jacobs.
Issue Date: Jun-2018
Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the theme of slave mothers and violence in Harriet Jacobs Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. As a slave narrative writer, Harriet Ann Jacobs depicts her life under slavery and sheds lights on the violence and sufferings slave mothers and women faced. Like the other slave narrative writers, Jacobs aims at portraying violence a and discrimination slave mothers experienced to maintain their freedom and that of their children. Therefore, through the description of the oppression and violence black slave mothers faced, the research attempts to analyze the themes of motherhood, oppression and overcoming slavery and the influence of religion, literacy, and sisterhood on slave mothers’ freedom.
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