Terence Ranger, 9 July 1987
Show More Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written By Herself by Harriet Jacobs, edited by Jean FaganYellin.
Harvard, 306 pp., £29.95, July 1987, 9780674447455Show More
The Spirit and the Drum: A Memoir of Africa by Edith Turner.
University of Arizona Press, 165 pp., £15.95, July 1987, 0 8165 1009 1Show More
Kaffir Boy: Growing out of Apartheid by Mark Mathabane.
Bodley Head, 354 pp., £12.95, April 1987, 0 370 31058 6Show More
“... raises questions concerning their representativeness, their literalness and their significance. Jean FaganYellin’s admirable edition of Jacobs’s story is mainly concerned, indeed, to confront such questions. Yellin herself had once accepted the general view that the book was a ...”