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Harriet Jacobs: A Play

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"Harriet Jacobs: A Play," written by the acclaimed playwright Lydia R. Diamond, transforms the harrowing slave narrative of Harriet Jacobs into a compelling theatrical masterpiece. Published on May 19, 2011, this play delves into the life of Jacobs, whose 1861 autobiography, "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl," laid bare the sexual abuses suffered by slave women, a topic so graphic that it was censored in its time. Diamond's adaptation breathes new life into this stark narrative, using a vibrant blend of direct addresses, active scenes, and poignant slave narratives that not only depict the agonies of slavery but also celebrate the richness of African American culture beyond its confines. Ideal for middle school students, this play offers a profound educational experience that engages with themes of racial justice, encouraging young readers to explore and reflect on a crucial yet troubling chapter of American history. This narrative not only educates but also inspires a deeper understanding and dialogue about the enduring impacts of these historical injustices.
Published by Northwestern University Press on May 19, 2011
92 pages
ISBN: 9780810127166
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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