The Life Of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah EquianoThe Life Of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano

The Life Of Olaudah Equiano

byOlaudah Equiano

Paperback | January 26, 1999

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Compelling work traces the formidable journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy and recounts his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War, voyages to the Arctic, six months among the Miskito Indians in Central America, and more.
One of the most remarkable figures in the history of African literature is Olaudah Equiano, who is also known as Gustavus Vassa. He was born into an Igbo community that he called Essaka, or most probably Isieke, in what is now the Ihiala local government area of the Anambra State of Nigeria. Captured and sold into slavery at the age of...
Title:The Life Of Olaudah EquianoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:January 26, 1999Publisher:Dover PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:048640661X

ISBN - 13:9780486406619

Appropriate for ages: 14

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The story of enslavement to freedom is the focus of this classic work. The Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African describes Olaudah Equiano’s days as an Igbo prince in Nigeria, through his enslavement in the New World to adventures in the Seven Years War. The book portrays the nature of the black experience in great detail, making this essential reading for students of African-American history.