Mary Prince

Standard Name: Prince, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Prince
Nickname: Mary, Princess of Wales
Nickname: Molly
MP , whose text was published in 1831 after she came to London from the Caribbean, became well-known as an early nineteenth-century writer of detailed slave autobiography.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Family and Intimate relationships Susanna Moodie
They married in an Anglican church because Dissenters could not marry in chapel until 1836. Moodie was a Presbyterian Scot.
Thurston, John. “‘The Casket of Truth’: The Social Significance of Susanna Moodie’s Spiritual Dilemmas”. Canadian Poetry, Vol.
Among those who attended the wedding was the former slave Mary Prince , whose...
Literary responses Joan Riley
Sandra Courtman discusses Riley's work in From Mary Prince to Joan Riley: Women Writers and the Casual Cruelty of a West Indian Childhood in Postcolonial Traumas, edited by Abigail Ward , 2015.
Textual Features Malorie Blackman
Here stories and poems by present-day writers (like Grace Nichols , John Agard , Alex Haley , Blackman herself, and Benjamin Zephaniah ) appear along with testimony from some of those who were actually enslaved...
Textual Production Andrea Levy
Texts that she mentions using for research include Mary Prince 's autobiography, Lady Nugent 's journal, Matthew Lewis 's Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies, Mary Seacole 's Wonderful...
Textual Production Susanna Moodie
Susanna Strickland, later SM , finished writing down from dictation The History of Mary Prince, the life narrative of a former slave.
Peterman, Michael. Susanna Moodie: A Life. ECW Press.


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Alexander, Ziggi et al. “Introduction; Supplement; Appendices”. The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave, edited by Moira Ferguson, Pandora, 1987, pp. 1-41.
Prince, Mary, and Susanna Moodie. The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Editor Pringle, Thomas, F. Westley and A.H. Davis; Waugh and Innes, 1831.
Prince, Mary, and Ziggi Alexander. The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave. Editor Ferguson, Moira, Pandora, 1987.
Prince, Mary. “The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave”. The Classic Slave Narratives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Penguin, 1987, pp. 183-38.