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Publication Date

Fall 9-19-2016

Quick Facts

  • The origins of Gregg Hecimovich’s book date back to 2001 when Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard University purchased a 19th-century African-American manuscript at auction titled "The Bondwoman's Narrative."
  • Hecimovich, who is chairman of Winthrop’s Department of English, identifies that first, black female novelist and tells her life story in his upcoming book, to be released next year.
  • At once a detective story, a literary chase, and a cultural history, “The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts” discovers a Dickensian tale of love, friendship and betrayal against the backdrop of America’s slide into Civil War.