Dear David

Dear David My brother. Do you remember Park Avenue, where the railroad tracks crossed that old garbage dump we played on? How, when father was working, you and I, all nine of us, scattered about, heat swelling our bodies, looking for that old stream. I just remember feeling hungry and[…]

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BLOG #4

Fredrick Douglas’ My Bondage and My Freedom is effective because he masterfully combines storytelling and slave narrative through secular language. Douglas never separates himself from the text, setting the tone for his work through an introduction that explores what slavery has robbed his people of. The narrative is powerful because[…]

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BLOG #3

Thus far, the narrative works we’ve been exposed to were not chronological explorations of a slave narrative from the Pagan origins of the authors. This week, in A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, A Native of Africa, the audience is given the author’s historical background, which changes[…]

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