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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa is an autobiography written by Olaudah Equiano, a former slave who became an influential abolitionist and writer in the late 18th century. The book was first published in 1789 and provides a gripping firsthand account of Equiano's life, from his childhood in Africa to his experiences as a slave and his eventual freedom. Equiano was born in the Igbo region of present-day Nigeria and was kidnapped as a young boy, sold into slavery, and taken to the Americas. He was separated from his sister and endured a harrowing journey across the Atlantic Ocean on a slave ship, witnessing the suffering and death of many of his fellow captives. Equiano was eventually sold to various slave owners in the British colonies, including Virginia, the Caribbean, and England. In addition to his personal narrative, Equiano's book also explores his religious beliefs, his encounters with European culture and customs, and his involvement in the abolitionist movement. He became a prominent voice against slavery and actively campaigned for its abolition in Britain.
This book has 81,118 words, 110 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1789.
Production notes: This ebook of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano was published by Global Grey on the 24th May 2018, and updated on the 8th June 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Portrait of an African' by Allan Ramsay.
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