The Sorrows of Yamba or the Negro Woman’s Lamentation published 1795 and
sometimes attributed to Hannah More (1745-1833). However she may have derived it from William Cowper’s ‘The Negro’s Complaint’ or based it on a shorter poem by someone signing themselves "Eaglesfield Smith." It was one of the most popular and frequently reprinted antislavery poems of its time.
4th Sep 2007 by Diane Earl
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