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Barbara Chase-Riboud

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Barbara Chase-Riboud


Born
in Philadelphia, The United States
June 26, 1939

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An American novelist, poet, sculptor and visual artist, perhaps best known for her historical fiction. Much of her work has explored themes related to slavery and exploitation of women.

Chase-Riboud attained international recognition with the publication of her first novel, Sally Hemings, in 1979. The novel has been described as the "first full blown imagining" of Hemings' life as a slave and her relationship with Jefferson.[1] In addition to stimulating considerable controversy, the book earned Chase-Riboud the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for the best novel written by an American woman and sold more than one million copies in hardcover.[2] She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Carl Sandburg Prize for poetry and the Wo
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Sally Hemings

3.97 avg rating — 1,484 ratings — published 1977 — 29 editions
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The Great Mrs. Elias

3.82 avg rating — 578 ratings — published 2022 — 2 editions
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Hottentot Venus

3.77 avg rating — 352 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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The President's Daughter

3.73 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Valide: A Novel of the Harem

3.50 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1986 — 12 editions
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Echo of Lions

3.94 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Everytime a Knot is Undone,...

3.39 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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Portrait of a Nude Woman as...

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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I Always Knew: A Memoir

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings3 editions
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From Memphis & Peking; poems,

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1974
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“too much love like too much rain begets large and bloody pools of discontent. I see my winter marked in your eyes. Whoever told you I was perfection?'-exerpt from Valide”
Barbara Chase-Riboud

“No frontier for an American is uncrossable, including the so-called color line, and no person in the United States is an alien because of his color.”
Barbara Chase-Riboud, The President's Daughter

“Let the South,” I said slowly, “spend every single penny of their treasure, which colored people have earned for them. Let them spill a drop of their own blood for every drop of colored people’s blood they’ve spilled or contaminated. I have no pity and contemplate no mercy for the so-called bleeding Confederacy.”
Barbara Chase-Riboud, The President's Daughter

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