The Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa The African

Equiano, Olaudah

Published by Greenwood Press, 1969
ISBN 10: 0837118395 / ISBN 13: 9780837118390
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Synopsis: An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, and a precursor to the famous nineteenth-century slave narratives, Equiano's narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa aged ten, his service as a slave of an officer in the British Navy for ten years, and his life after he bought his freedom in 1766, growing to become one of the foremost figures of the anti-slavery movement in Britain. This true story is a spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics and economics.

About the Author: First African and then Western slave traders brought his Edenic childhood experiences to an end. Kidnapped, he was taken away from the womb-like Gemeinshaft and his father's compound in which he had been favored and nurtured. Commodified, he was placed in the hold of a slave ship for the brutal journey through the Middle Passage to the 'New World,' where the ultimate symbol of his status were the various names he was given by slave masters whose 'ownership' of him empowered them to desecrate his name.

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Title: The Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus ...
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Good
Edition: Facsimile of 1837 ed.

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Equiano, Olaudah
Published by Negro Universities Press (1969)
ISBN 10: 0837118395 ISBN 13: 9780837118390
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Book Description Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good to Near Fine. No Jacket. Facsimile. Clean copy in very good to near fine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020288

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