The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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Olaudah Equiano was an influential African advocate of abolishing the slave trade in Britain during the late 18th century. This is his memoir.
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The African

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: X-Pr

ISBN: 9781874509622

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 217

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The first book ever to be published by a black man in Britain, this story of Equiano's life from freedom in Africa through slavery and back to freedom was a best-seller when first issued in 1789.
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Equiano's Travels

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa, the African

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577664871

Category: History

Page: 190

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The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano (Written by Himself).

Author: Olaudah Equiano,Olaudah Equiano / Gustavus Vassa.

Publisher: Alejandro's Libros

ISBN: 1490980202

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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Olaudah Equiano's narrative is his experience away from his dear home. The slave trade from the very beginning was one of the worst components of European history. This narrative is a moving but an important historical document that recounts the hardship the slaves had to endure and survive in their nightmare to the so called New World."In this way I grew up till I had turned the age of eleven, when an end was put to my happiness...." This way began the Olaudah's odyssey after been kidnapped and taken through many African countries reaching finally the African west coast and the slave ship that brought him/them to the West Indies and North America.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770481540

Category: Social Science

Page: 331

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself was the first work that influenced the nineteenth-century genre of slave narrative autobiographies. Written and published by Equiano, a former slave, it became a prototype for those that followed. Kidnapped in Africa as a child, Equiano was transported to the Caribbean and then to Virginia, bought by a Quaker shipowner, and placed in service at sea. Aboard various American and British ships, he sailed throughout the world, and he continued to do so after having purchased his freedom in 1766. Once settled in London, he fought tirelessly to end slavery. This edition of Equiano's Narrative places the text in the center of abolitionist activity in the late eighteenth century. Equiano knew many of the leading abolitionist figures of his time, and this edition allows readers to trace the common ideas and cross-influences in the works of the political and literary figures who fought for the end of slavery in America and England. The original 1789 text of the narrative has been used for the Broadview edition with Equiano's subsequent emendations included in the appendices.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa the African Written by - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781297070709

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Page: 240

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Equiano, the African

Biography of a Self-made Man

Author: Vincent Carretta

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820325712

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Tells the story of the former slave who was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent in the 1700s and is considered the founding father of both the African and the African American literary traditions.
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The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111237

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy; his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War, voyages to the Arctic, other adventures.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa the African Written by

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554350684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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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 1807. This is his story. I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. They had been implanted in me with great care, and made an impression on my mind, which time could not erase, and which all the adversity and variety of fortune I have since experienced served only to rivet and record; for, whether the love of one's country be real or imaginary, or a lesson of reason, or an instinct of nature, I still look back with pleasure on the first scenes of my life, though that pleasure has been for the most part mingled with sorrow.-Olaudah Equiano
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The Kidnapped Prince

The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Ann Cameron

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307770222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Kidnapped at the age of 11 from his home in Benin, Africa, Olaudah Equiano spent the next 11 years as a slave in England, the U.S., and the West Indies, until he was able to buy his freedom. His autobiography, published in 1789, was a bestseller in its own time. Cameron has modernized and shortened it while remaining true to the spirit of the original. It's a gripping story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. . . . Kids will read this young man's story on their own; it will also enrich curriculum units on history and on writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Cambridge Companion to the African American Slave Narrative

Author: Audrey Fisch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827596

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The slave narrative has become a crucial genre within African American literary studies and an invaluable record of the experience and history of slavery in the United States. This Companion examines the slave narrative's relation to British and American abolitionism, Anglo-American literary traditions such as autobiography and sentimental literature, and the larger African American literary tradition. Special attention is paid to leading exponents of the genre such as Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs, as well as many other, less well known examples. Further essays explore the rediscovery of the slave narrative and its subsequent critical reception, as well as the uses to which the genre is put by modern authors such as Toni Morrison. With its chronology and guide to further reading, the Companion provides both an easy entry point for students new to the subject and comprehensive coverage and original insights for scholars in the field.
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Teaching Olaudah Equiano’s Narrative

Pedagogical Strategies and New Perspectives

Author: Eric D. Lamore

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572339268

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself (1789) is one of the most frequently and heatedly discussed texts in the canon of eighteenth-century transatlantic literature written in English. Equiano’s Narrative contains an engrossing account of the author’s experiences in Africa, the Americas, and Europe as he sought freedom from bondage and became a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. While scholars have approached this sophisticated work from diverse critical and historical/biographical perspectives, there has been, until now, little written about the ways in which it can be successfully taught in the twenty-first-century classroom. In this collection of essays, most of them never before published, sixteen teacher-scholars focus explicitly on the various classroom contexts in which the Narrative can be assigned and various pedagogical strategies that can be used to help students understand the text and its complex cultural, intellectual, literary, and historical implications. The contributors explore topics ranging from the religious dimensions of Equiano’s rhetoric and controversies about his origins, specifically whether he was actually born in Africa and endured the Middle Passage, to considerations of the Narrative’s place in American Literature survey courses and how it can be productively compared to other texts, including captivity narratives and modern works of fiction. They not only suggest an array of innovative teaching models but also offer new readings of the work that have been overlooked in Equiano studies and Slavery studies. With these two dimensions, this volume will help ensure that conversations over Equiano’s eighteenth-century autobiography remain relevant and engaging to today’s students. ERIC D. LAMORE is an assistant professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. A contributor to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, he is also the coeditor, with John C. Shields, of New Essays on Phillis Wheatley.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Gustavus Vassa, the African

Easyread Large Edition

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425045243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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An 18-century best-seller, it is a magnificent revolutionary abolitionist autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and a treatise on religion, politics and economics written by a former native African slave. It traces the common ideas and cross-influences in the lives of the political and literary figures who fought for the end of slavery. Everlasting historical work!
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Textual Politics from Slavery to Postcolonialism

Race and Identification

Author: C. Plasa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230286712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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This book explores questions of race and identification in writings from the Enlightenment to the present. Drawing on post-colonial theory, it provides close readings of texts by Olaudah Equiano, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys, Frantz Fanon, Toni Morrison and Tsitsi Dangarembga and highlights the elements of dialogue, exchange and contestation between them. It illustrates how inscriptions of racial crossing - whether between white and black or black and white - are always implicated in a certain textual and/or intertextual politics.
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Sold as a Slave

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141963158

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the USA to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. His account of his life is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal. Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries – but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.
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