A STUDY ON BLACK FEMINISM IN HARRIET ANN JACOB’S INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
Mrs. Jeyanthii Ravichandran Head Department of English
St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Science, (Autonomous), Cuddalore.
M.Phil. scholar, St. Joseph’s college of Arts and Science, (Autonomous), Cuddalore.
Harriet Ann Jacob is an African-American writer, who absconded from slavery and was later disenthralled. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an autobiographical novel. She portrays herself as Linda Brent, the Protagonist of the novel. Harriet writes of the horrors of slavery, dwelling on the theme of mothers being cut apart from their children and humanity…show more content… She became an abolitionist speaker and reformer. Jacobs wrote an autobiographical novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. This book addresses the struggle for freedom by female slaves, explore their struggles with sexual harassment abuse, and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers.
This work Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl first serialize in a Newspaper later it was published as a book in 1861 under the pseudonym. This work focused the female slave narrative. This novel is also considered to be a sentimental novel. This work explores their effort struggle with sexual harassment abuse, and their effort to protect their roles as women and mother.
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the story of Harriet Jacobs, who called herself Linda Brent in the narrative. Harriet begins her work by discussing her childhood. She does not know she is a slave until her mother dies. Her earliest years were not unpleasant, but when six she is soon given to the daughter of Dr. Flint and his wife Mrs. Flint. Dr. Flint was wealthy and cruel, and Harriet and her brother William found kindness only from their elderly grandmother Aunt