Sandra Pouchet Paquet (essay date winter 1992)
SOURCE: Paquet, Sandra Pouchet. “The Enigma of Arrival: The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands.” African American Review 26, no. 4 (winter 1992): 651-63.
[In the following essay, Paquet explores Seacole's relationship to colonial England in the aftermath of slavery and how she positions herself in that society.]
The republication of The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave (1831) and The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands (1857) in 1987 and 1988, respectively, provides a new understanding of the constitutive relationship of autobiography to the cultural inheritance of the colonial and postcolonial...
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