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Author Kanor, Fabienne, author.

Title Humus / Fabienne Kanor ; translated by Lynn E. Palermo
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource
Series CARAF books: Caribbean and African literature translated from French
CARAF books.
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Translator's Acknowledgments -- The Mute Woman -- The Old Woman -- The Slave -- The Amazon -- La Blanche -- The Twin Sisters -- The Employee -- The Little One -- The Queen -- The-One-Who-Flies -- The Mother -- The Heiress -- Afterword by Gladys M. Francis -- Bibliography -- Recent Books in the Series CARAF Books-Caribbean and African Literature
Summary "A novel based on a March 23, 1774, report by Louis Mosnier, captain of a slave ship, recounting an incident in which fourteen African women escaped from the ship's hold to leap overboard. Kanor focuses on the fourteen unnamed women, reinvesting them with identities and voices to narrate this harrowing story. Humus provokes lively discussion on the relationship between fear and the abusive exercise of power; the long-term effects of legitimized systems of exploitation in individual lives at all points in the hierarchy"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Originally published in French, © Éditions Gallimard, 2006."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Translated from the original French into English
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 08, 2020)
Subject Fugitive slaves -- Fiction.
Slave ships -- Fiction
Women slaves -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
Fugitive slaves.
Slave ships.
Women slaves.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Palermo, Lynn E., translator.
LC no. 2019057921
ISBN 0813944708
Other Titles Humus. English