The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605208094

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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Published in 1789, Equiano's autobiography was the first of its kind to influence a wide audience. He told the story of his life and suffering as a slave. He describes scenes of outrageous torture and made it clear to his readers how the institution of slavery dehumanized both owner and slave. Equiano's work became an important part of the abolitionist cause, because he was able to portray Africans with a humanity that many slave traders tried to deny. Anyone with an interest in the slave trade or the abolitionist movement will find this book essential reading. Nigerian slave and abolitionist OLAUDAH EQUIANO (1745-1797) was sold to white slavers when he was eleven and renamed Gustavas Vassa. He worked on a naval ship and fought during the Seven Years' War, which he felt earned him a right to freedom. Eventually, he was able to purchase his freedom and move to England, where he was safe from being captured back into slavery. There, he was an outspoken advocate of the abolitionist movement.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Written by Himself

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775416194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, details its writer's life in slavery, his time spent serving on galleys, the eventual attainment of his own freedom and later success in business. Including a look at how slavery stood in West Africa, the book received favorable reviews and was one of the first slave narratives to be read widely.
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Interesting Narrative of the Life of Ola

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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The Life Story of Olaudah Equiano

Gustavus Vassa the African

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027240409

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

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This eBook edition of "The Life Story of Olaudah Equiano" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Life of Olaudah Equiano" is one of the earliest-known examples of published writing by an African writer and the first influential slave narrative of what became a large literary genre. Equiano's autobiography helped in the creation of the Slave Trade Act 1807 which ended the African slave trade for Britain and its colonies.
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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.
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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: Heinemann

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

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The wonderful autobiographical narrative of Olaudah Equiano.
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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African

Written By Himself

Author: Olaudah Equiano

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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"The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African" by Olaudah Equiano. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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African's Life, 1745-1797

The Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano

Author: James Walvin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441120300

Category: History

Page: 340

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The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a prominent African in late 18th-century Britain, is quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. More than any single contemporary, Equiano speaks for the fate of millions of Africans in the era of the transatlantic slave trade. This study attempts to create a rounded portrait of the man behind the literary image, and to study Equiano in the context of Atlantic slavery.
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