AfriGeneas Writers Forum
Slave Narratives: the Bedrock of Black Literature?
What would your life story be like? What would you say? Why would you write it? What would you leave out and why? Where would you begin?
You begin. You finish, having spent months or even years recalling a mixture of meaningful memories. Then, imagine having your credibility, literacy and universal freedom of expression called into question; having to provide proof of authenticity (identity and status) and sufficient ‘intellect’ to verify and justify your life experience in print?