Chapter

“I could read it for myself”: Scripturalization, Slavery, and Agency

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199873579
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949595 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0008
“I could read it for myself”: Scripturalization, Slavery, and Agency

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Chapter 7 focuses on Equiano’s arrogation of his right and freedom to read scriptures and the world on his own terms, and the implications and ramifications of such in the story.

Keywords: African-ness; scripturalization and power; divided consciousness; free reading; Anthony Benezet; Raymund Harris; Quobna Ottobah Cugoano; W. B. Dubois; Zora N. Hurston; Toni Morrison; Paul the apostle; Michael Taussig

Chapter.  20889 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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