CHAPTER II: Fiction Before 1865
- Our Nig (Book). Johnson, George T. // Library Journal;9/15/1983, Vol. 108 Issue 16, p1810
Reviews the book 'Our Nig: Or Sketches From the Life of a Free Black,' by Harriet E. Wilson and edited by Henry Louis Gates.
- REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES. Boggis, JerriAnne // Footsteps;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p18
The article states that Harriet Wilson's groundbreaking pre-Civil War novel, "Our Nig" or "Sketches From the Life of a Free Black," took a bold step in exposing uncomfortable subjects such as northern racism. "Our Nig" tells the story of Alfrado, a six-year-old biracial girl who is forced into...
- OUR NIG: OR, SKETCHES FROM THE LIFE OF A FREE BLACK, IN A TWO-STORY WHITE HOUSE, NORTH. SHOWING THAT SLAVERY'S SHADOWS FALL EVEN THERE (Book). // New Yorker;6/20/83, Vol. 59 Issue 18, p101
Reviews the book "Our Nig: Or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black, in a Two Story White House, North. Showing That Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There," by Henry Louis Gates.
- Play(writing) and En(acting) Consciousness: Theater as Rhetoric in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig. LESTER, NEAL A. // Western Journal of Black Studies;Fall2010, Vol. 34 Issue 3, p347
As there has been much critical and scholarly attention to genre fluidity in recent literary discussions over the last few years, I offer here an exploration of rhetorical genre blurring in what is believed to be the first African American novel Our Nig, published in 1859 by Harriet E. Wilson....
- `First' novel written by black gets recognition. // Jet;4/16/90, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p16
Discusses `Our Nig,' believed to be the first novel published by a black American, Harriet E. Wilson, in 1859.
- Speaking the body's pain: Harriet Wilson's Our Nig. Davis, Cynthia J. // African American Review;Fall93, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p391
Analyzes the book `Our Nig,' by Harriet Wilson. Comments on Wilson's presentation of the story; Wilson's emphasis on pain; Wilson's writings on sexuality; Period during which the novel was written; Description of a sexual black woman; Plot of the story.
- Reworking the Conversion Narrative: Race and Christianity in Our Nig. West, Elizabeth J. // MELUS;Summer99, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p3
Demonstrates how Christian doctrine anchors popular notions of womanhood and domesticity through Harriet E. Wilson's novel `Our Nig.' Limitation of these concepts by race and racial signifiers; Information on a narrative that resolves the question of race and religion; What a conversion...
- Harriet Wilson's Our Nig: The Demystification of Sentiment. Walker King, Debra // Recovered Writers/Recovered Texts: Race, Class & Gender in Black;1997, Vol. 38, p31
An essay is presented on the novel "Our Nig: Or, Sketches From the Life of a Free Black," by Harriet Wilson. She mentions that the novel attack the systems of order during the 19th century wherein the first chapter followed the form of the slave narrative. She notes that Wilson rejects...
- Dwelling in the House of Oppression: The Spatial, Racial, and Textual Dynamics of Harriet Wilson's "Our Nig." Leveen, Lois // African American Review;Winter2001, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p561
This article examines the divisions of class and race in Harriet Wilson's novel "Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black" (1859). The novel is about the slave-like treatment that a black, female indentured servant received in a white New England household before the Civil War.