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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings By Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings
by Olaudah Equiano

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An account of the slave trade by a native African, former slave. Olaudah Equiano recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten and his years of labour on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766. He eventually became a respected figure in the anti-slave movement.
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The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano

This is an account of the slave trade by a native African, former slave. Olaudah Equiano recounts his kidnapping at the age of ten in Africa, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy and his years of labour on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766. As a free man on a Central American plantation, he supervised slaves. Increasingly disgusted by their treatment, he returned to England in 1771. In England he worked for the resettlement of blacks in Sierra Leone, married an English woman and became a leading and respected figure in the anti-slave movement. This narrative is an autobiography and a treatise on religion, politics and economics.

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GOR001604984
The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings by Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1995-12-01
400
0140434852
9780140434859
N/A
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