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Summary

Harriet Jacobs once said, "Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women." Yes indeed. Men faced many hardships during slavery. They were beaten severely, starved, worked to the point where they couldn't anymore, and endured many more sufferings. On the other hand, women also faced these similar hardships and had to suffer even more. They would have to watch their children being taken away from them and sometimes never see them again. Women had to also deal with their master trying to sexually harass them and so on.

This is the story of Harriet Ann Jacobs, a story of slavery in the 19th century, a story of terrible human suffering, and a story that, later on, played a significant role in the abolitionist movement. Slavery still continues everywhere in the world; its operational styles have changed, but its brutality has remained the same, and it harms human lives in the same way it used to harm in the past. Today, there are many women (and men too) like Harriet Jacobs that are suffering in slave trades in many parts of the world under our very eyes.

19th-century Harriet represents many other slave women who need to be free like Harriet finally was. Hence, Harriet's story has been brought here as the second volume of Absurd's Slave Narrative series as a wake-up call to save the victims of slavery and to save the mankind.

©2017 Zakir Hossain (P)2017 Zakir Hossain

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Unforgettable slave narrative

Highly recommended. ABSURD should bring out more books like this for the audio-book listeners. Enjoyed the reading of Darla Middlebrook. Well done!

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Journey towards freedom , a must listen audiobook

Harriet Ann Jacobs' great life story. She escaped from slavery to freedom and then worked through rest of her life to help others to become free. Great book. Loved the performance of Darla Middlebrook.

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  • 17-09-20

Not my usual cup of tea...

I'm not a fan of biographies or autobiographies and the style this is written in is that same.
Then also, it's a world I know absolutely nothing about and that has never really interested me to date.

The story is written as told by the slave girl to make us aware of the horrors that they had to cope with everyday.

It's written well and the narrative is easy to follow although some of the content may shock as as the truth has a way of doing.

Overall it was a good story and the performance really enhanced it. A listen worth your time

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 22-04-20

Great listening for all ages

Despite its age this book will never grow old, and should be compulsory reading in schools all over the globe, While Harriet Ann Jacobs book is set in a life an time that is foreign to many of us, Darla Middlebrook’s narration an performance brings it to life in a way that only she can. While this book is not graphic by today’s standards, it would have been very confronting in the day. Many thanks to everyone who made this audiobook a timeless treasure, and a pleasure to listen to

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  • cora
  • 15-04-20

Freedom

This story should be read by anyone who takes this freedom we have as citizens of the United States for granted. Slaves didn’t have that privilege.This young slave girl all her life was oppressed, and lived in fear but finally got her freedom great story

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