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African's Life By James Walvin

African's Life
by James Walvin

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The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, published in 1787, is considered the most quoted, reprinted and widely-published writing by an African before the 20th century. This biography is the first serious study of this remarkable man, who spoke for millions of Africans during the slave trade.
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African's Life: Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-97 by James Walvin

Equiano's autobiography, first published in 1789, is probably the most quoted, reprinted and widely published writing by an African before the twentieth century. His words have been extracted and 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.

Until now, however, no one has written a serious - or even a popular - biographical study of this remarkable man. Few critics doubt the importance of his writing; few historians would deny the significance of his life and times. Scholars have analysed his work from literary and historical angles, but no one has really studied the man himself. This is the first study which attempts to create a rounded portrait of the man behind the literary image, and to study Equiano in the context of Atlantic slavery. It is, at one and the same time, an original portrait of a remarkable African -- who spoke for millions -- and a study of the world of eighteenth-century Atlantic slavery.

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African's Life: Life and Times of Olaudah Equiano, 1745-97 by James Walvin
James Walvin
Black Atlantic
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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