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Harriet E. Wilson

Harriet E. Wilson (1825–1900) was born in New Hampshire, where she worked from a young age as a servant to an abusive family.

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Our Nig
Written by Harriet E. Wilson, Introduction by P. Gabrielle Foreman and Reginald Pitts, Noted by P. Gabrielle Foreman and Reginald Pitts
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2009
$14.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310576-3 (0-14-310576-0)

For the 150th anniversary of its first publication, a new edition of the pioneering African-American classic, reflecting groundbreaking discoveries about its author's life

First published in 1859, Our Nig is an autobiographical narrative that stands as one of the most important accounts of the life of a black woman in the... Read more






Our Nig
Written by Harriet E. Wilson, Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Richard J. Ellis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2011
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-47745-3 (0-307-47745-2)

With a New Introduction and Notes by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Richard J. Ellis

A fascinating fusion of two literary models of the nineteenth century, the sentimental novel and the slave narrative, Our Nig, apart from its historical significance, is a deeply ironic and highly readable work, tracing the trials and... Read more





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