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The Mary Prince Narratives (2023) are extracted from The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave. Related by Herself (1831).

Mary is the first known Black woman to relate a narrative about the experience of being enslaved published in England. 

This collection of narratives forms part of The Blackness Seriesan ongoing series of numbered text works from 2016, documenting personal lived experiences alongside broader critical social commentary. The black font on black is intentionally arduous to read, serving as a reminder about who is visible and who is invisible in our fractured society and becomes fully legible to read as light reflects on the work—whether that be on a digital screen display or the printed work itself.

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