Our Nig by Harriet E. Wilson

The book is a groundbreaking work of African American literature, providing a harrowing account of the life of a free black girl in the antebellum North who becomes bound as a servant to a cruel family. It explores themes of race, identity, and servitude as the protagonist endures physical and emotional abuse while struggling to maintain her dignity and spirit in the face of relentless oppression. The narrative serves as a powerful critique of the myth of Northern racial superiority and the complex social dynamics of race and class during the 19th century.

The 1073rd greatest book of all time


Published
1859
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
30,000
Original Language
English

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