Student Wins Award For Mary Prince Paper

November 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Canadian student Akshi Chadha won a Global Undergraduate Awards for her research paper on Bermudian national hero Mary Prince, with the student noting the text is Ms Prince’s book was “able to transcend the enslavers’ society to create an empowering socio-political space that was being denied to the enslaved.”

The Western University website said, “Akshi Chadha, BA’21, was selected as a regional winner for her research paper, Resisting Social Death: Collective Agency of the Enslaved in The History of Mary Prince.

“Chadha, who graduated in June with a Bachelor of Arts and Honours Specialization in English and Creative Writing, said the original paper, on which her winning research was based, was a close textual analysis of Mary Prince’s The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave, the first memoir to be published by an enslaved Black woman in England.

“By voicing her and other enslaved people’s experience of enslavement, Mary Prince is able to resist the forces of social death. The text itself is able to transcend the enslavers’ society to create an empowering socio-political space that was being denied to the enslaved,” said Chadha.

You can read the full story here on Western University.

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