The Harriet Jacobs Papers

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Since the appearance of the Harvard edition in 1987, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl has achieved the status of a classic. Almost two dozen editions are in print in English, and Jacobs has received international recognition. Her text has been translated and published in German, Portugese, French, and Japanese.

German- Sklaven-Madchen: Die Geschichte meiner Befreiung. Herausgegeben von Jean Fagan Yellin. Deutsch von Günter Löffler. Berlin: Verlag Neues Leben, 1989.

Portuguese- Incidentes Da Vida de Uma Escrava, Contados por Ela Mesma. Harriet Jacobs. Texto Revisto Por Lydia Maria Child. Edicao Organizada E Presentada por Jean FaganYellin. Traducao de Waltensir-Dutra. Rio de Janeiro: Campus, 1988.

Japanese-Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Translated by Kenji Kobayashi. Tokyo: Akashi Shoten, 2001.



French - Incidents dans la Vie d'une Jeune Enclave. Harriet Jacobs; trad. de l'americain Monique Benesvy. V. Hamy, 1992.