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Published by Printed for James Nichols [etc., etc.] in Leeds .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Equiano, Olaudah, -- b. 1745,
  • Slaves -- Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementwritten by himself
The Physical Object
Paginationx p., 1 l., 236 p.
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16937120M

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Describing an intense journey of being captured, enslaved, and freed, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavas Vassa, The African is a book, which provides firsthand details of the traumatic stronghold slavery held /5. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olauduh Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, the African, is an autobiographical narrative written under both the author’s African name and one later given to him by a master. Composed in many styles, the text chronologically traces the narrator’s life as slave, his travels both with the British Navy ships on which he served the captains and . An amazing story of an amazing man. Olaudah Equiano tells the story of his life with such clarity and recollection it is hard to put this book down. A slave, who at the age of 7, was kidnapped from his village in Africa and subsequently enslaved for 11 years until which time he could buy his freedom. His life was filled with both horror and wonder.4/5(6). The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, by Olaudah Equiano This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Olaudah Equiano User Review - Flag as inappropriate. This book just puts me in awe of his situation Olauduah was only a child when he was taken away from his land. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa, the 5/5(2).   Equiano, Olaudah, Title: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African Written By Himself Language: English: LoC Class: HT: Social sciences: Communities, Classes, Races: Subject: Slaves -- United States -- Biography Subject: Equiano, Olaudah, Subject: Slaves -- Great Britain. Coming to London, he became involved in the movement to abolish the slave trade, an involvement which led him to be employed as Britain's first black civil servant and, later, to him writing and publishing The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa the African () a strongly abolitionist autobiography. The book became a bestseller . The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself by Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano created a record of the 18th century slave trade through his first-hand knowledge and experiences and the writing of this book/5(16).

Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of This is his story/5(10). Equiano published his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, in as a two-volume work. It went through one American and eight British editions during his lifetime. Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, faced a common dilemma in defending his work. Many slaves (or former slaves) who attempted to tell their stories were expected to support the legitimacy and truthfulness of their books. Of course, this . Entitled The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (), the book went through nine editions in his lifetime. It is one of the earliest-known examples of published writing by an African writer to be widely read in en: Joanna Vassa, Anna Maria Vassa.