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Sadeqa Johnson’s ‘Yellow Wife’ chronicles one tenacious enslaved woman’s survival in the antebellum South

Brushing aside that promise, her father’s spouse sells her out of spite. Pheby is marched to a far flung slave prison, the place her new grasp, Rubin Lapier, torments her, making her his preferred spouse, mistress of his slave public sale space and brothel, mom to his youngsters and bearer …

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