21 minutes | Dec 6, 2016

Historical Fiction and Historical Reality in a Caribbean Plantation Society

In this podcast, the Surinamese author Cynthia McLeod - who specializes in historical fiction - is in conversation with Dr. Audra A. Diptee of the History Watch Project. They discuss the relationship between history and literature. They also discuss the fascinating story of Elizabeth Sampson: A free black woman in eighteenth century Suriname who owned more than 10 plantations and over 1,000 slaves. Credits: This episode would not have been possible without the support of the Centre for Transcultural Analysis at Carleton University (http://carleton.ca/ctca/). For more on Cynthia Mcleod: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McLeod Cynthia McLeod's Books (in English) 1) The Free Negress Elizabeth (2008) 2) The Cost of Sugar (1985) 3) Tutuba: The girl from the Slave-Ship Leusden (2013)
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