Slave narratives hold the status as literature and history. As a collective genre, these texts narrate the expansion and experience of slave trade and slave communities in the Americas. Slave narratives have gained prominence as part of African American and US American literary canons, especially in the United States. One encounters a similar transcultural account with Mary Prince, who endured much physical, psychological, and likely sexual trauma in the Caribbean before escaping to freedom in England. The fluidity of the boundary between Canada and its southern neighbor is crucial to note, given the large numbers of enslaved people who fled across the northern US border. The existence of publishers for slave narratives in Canada from Halifax, Novia Scotia to Vancouver demonstrates the coast-to-coast presence of writers of African descent. In a very special way, slavery and its repudiation prove to be what might be considered one of the bases of Brazilian literature.