Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a memoir by Harriet Jacobs and was first published in 1861 under the assumed name "Linda Brent". As the title suggests, it tells of her life as a slave and chronicles the harassments, horrors, tortures and traumas that she, and other slaves, endured. It is a narrative that draws attention not only to the conflicts between owner and slave but also that between men and women. An eye-opening account. A must read.