Hartman Losing Your Mother Analysis

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Hartman continued her reflection on slavery in the last chapters of Lose Your Mother. Reading the last chapters made me develop a sense of appreciation toward the slaves who went through years of being treated like animals. In Hartman’s travels, when she comes across the road to Salaga. she called it “a road of torment and devastation, a road of insatiable and cruel appetites, a road where you lost everything, and remade yourself from the wreckage” (Hartman 181). Reading that made me wonder what was going through the minds of the slaves who were being taken from their homes and shackled to work like dogs. It not only applied to the men, but to the women and children to. And to be sold during the slave trade for cowrie shells, which according
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