Books by Vincent Carretta

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Even this most resolute, thorough excavation cannot uncover what is no longer there. Still, this is the most complete biography available, and no one is likely to find out much more of consequence about Wheatley."
Carretta (English/Univ. of Maryland; Equiano, the African, 2005) returns with an examination of the life of a woman of whom little is known but whom the author and literary history have crowned as the mother of African-American literature. Read full book review >
EQUIANO THE AFRICAN by Vincent Carretta
Released: Oct. 24, 2005

"Too densely academic in structure and execution for general readers, but a historical work of surpassing importance."
Of uncertain origins, Equiano rises from servitude to literary celebrity in 18th-century England. Read full book review >