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Ourika

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Ourika by Unknown, 9788496867796
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  • ISBN: 9788496867796 | 849686779X
  • Cover: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 5/1/2012
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Based on a true story and set during the French Revolution, this novel tells the tale of a Senegalese girl saved from slavery and raised by an aristocratic French family. When she overhears a conversation about her race, she suddenly becomes aware of the color of her skin and the prejudice it produces. Unhappy and physically ill after her revelation, Ourika struggles to come to terms with her African identity in the midst of upper-class wealth and privilege. A bestseller ever since its publication in 1823, this touching story addresses race, class, and the role of women in society with earnest emotion and surprising psychological depth. Basada en hechos veridicos y con la Revolucion francesa de trasfondo, esta novela narra la historia de una nina senegalesa que fue rescatada de la esclavitud y criada por una familia francesa acomodada. Cuando escucha una conversacion sobre su raza, toma conciencia del color de su piel y del prejuicio que causa. Infeliz y fisicamente enferma luego de esta revelacion, Ourika lucha por aceptar su identidad africana a la vez que esta rodeada por las riquezas y el privilegio de la clase alta. Un exito desde su pubicacion en 1823, esta novela hace frente a las cuestiones de raza, clase y el papel de las mujeres en la sociedad con un sentimiento genuino y con una profundidad psicologica asombrosa.

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