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Lire et narrer le post-esclavage

Special issue of the journal Esclavages & post~esclavages/Slaveries & Post~Slaveries edited by Mads Anders Baggesgaard and Lotte Pelckmans

11.05.2021 | Mads Anders Baggesgaard

This special issue is devoted to the narrative forms of post-slavery, the complex period following the formal abolition of slavery. It interrogates this concept through the narratives of individual (ex-slave) lives, as they are (re-)circulated in literature, film, translation, movement and militant anti-slavery associations. The contributors cross-reference and confront fragmented and normative representations of post-slavery, thereby highlighting its polyphony, even cacophony.