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 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

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 This narrative is a moving but an important historical document that recounts the hardship the slaves had to endure and survive in their nightmare to the so called New World."In this way I grew up till I had turned the age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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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 Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African.

Author: Olaudah Equiano Vassa

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528785975

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 214

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Classic Books Library presents this brand new edition of “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African”, an autobiography published in 1798. Equiano (c. 1745-1797) was an African writer and abolitionist, who was taken into slavery as a child and transported to the British colony of Virginia. This personal account depicts the narrative of Equiano’s life during his years as a slave: from being purchased as a valet to a Royal Navy Lieutenant and his consequent journeys at sea; to being taught to read and write in Britain; and then his placement with Robert King, the wealthy trader who would eventually allow him to buy his freedom. Equiano’s memoirs were published 22 years after his release, once he had settled in London and became involved in the abolitionist movement. The work is one of the earliest published by a black African author, and achieved far-reaching popularity and critical acclaim, ultimately contributing to the passing of the British Slave Trade Act of 1807.
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