Lekha Roy is a Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar. Her areas of interest include African-American writing, postcolonial and diaspora studies, gender studies, cultural studies and literary theory.

The State of the Discipline Series: Part II: Book Review: The Lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S. Levine

The Lives of Frederick Douglass is a fascinating collage of images that recreate various facets of the life of Frederick Douglass. Robert Levine demonstrates insight in delving into the complexity of racialised identities and the changing contours of self-definition in a collection that spans the most popular of Douglass’s writings, The Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself (1845), as well as his lesser known My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) and The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881), along with letters, articles, and speeches. Continue reading