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Living History: Encountering the Memory and the History of the Heirs of Slavery Hardcover – Unabridged, July 1, 2009
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"As other regimes of politically imposed truth, one must wait for an Alice to lead us through the mirror. Ana Lucia Araujo and the volume contributors invite us to an enlightening travel to the other side of the mirror of oblivion and silence tightened by the public space." - Bogumil Jewsiewicki, Universite Laval, Canada "The various contributors look at both sides of the Atlantic, at the descendants of masters and slaves, at the societies that profited and those that were created by the Atlantic slave trade. They explore folklore, photography, art, published literature, religious practices, and the struggles over the creation of suitable memorials. The different contributions are about efforts to shatter silences and to preserve them, to remember formally, to memorialize, and sometimes, to hide from history". - Martin Klein, University of Toronto, Canada
About the Author
Ana Lucia Araujo is Full Professor in the Department of History at Howard University (Washington DC). Her research deals with the history and the memory of slavery in Brazil and the Bight of Benin. Her first single-authored book Romantisme tropical: l'aventure illustree d'un peintre francais au Bresil was published by the Presses de l'Universite Laval (Quebec, Canada) in 2008. She is preparing a second single-authored book which provisional title is Victims and Perpetrators: Slaving Memories in the South Atlantic.