The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano:


The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself Widely admired for its vivid accounts of the slave trade, Olaudah Equiano s autobiography the first slave narrative to attract a significant readership reveals many aspects of the eighteenth century Western world through the experiences of one individual The second edition reproduces the original London printing, supervised by Equiano inRobert J Allison s introduction, which places Equiano s narrative in the context of the Atlantic slave trade, has been revised and updated to reflect the heated controversy surrounding Equiano s birthplace, as well as the latest scholarship on Atlantic history and the history of slavery Improved pedagogical features include contemporary illustrations with expanded captions and a map showing Equiano s travels in greater detail Helpful footnotes provide guidance throughout the eighteenth century text, and a chronology and an up to date bibliography aid students in their study of this thought provoking narrative [Reading] ➷ Gender in Psychoanalytic Space By Muriel Dimen – Lavons.co.uk Olaudah Equiano s autobiography the first slave narrative to attract a significant readership reveals many aspects of the eighteenth century Western world through the experiences of one individual The second edition reproduces the original London printing ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Insight and Interpretation Author Roy Schafer – Lavons.co.uk supervised by Equiano inRobert J Allison s introduction ❮Reading❯ ➷ Good People in an Evil Time Author Svetlana Broz – Lavons.co.uk which places Equiano s narrative in the context of the Atlantic slave trade [EPUB] ✰ On a Day Like This ✶ Peter Stamm – Lavons.co.uk has been revised and updated to reflect the heated controversy surrounding Equiano s birthplace ➾ [Download] ➾ Heart to Start By Derek Handley ➳ – Lavons.co.uk as well as the latest scholarship on Atlantic history and the history of slavery Improved pedagogical features include contemporary illustrations with expanded captions and a map showing Equiano s travels in greater detail Helpful footnotes provide guidance throughout the eighteenth century text [PDF / Epub] ☉ Light without Fire By Scott Korb – Lavons.co.uk and a chronology and an up to date bibliography aid students in their study of this thought provoking narrative



10 thoughts on “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: Written by Himself

  1. says:

    Generally regarded as one of the best slave narratives ever written, the book is Equiano describing his life, beginning with how he was kidnapped in Africa at age 11 and sold into slavery The interesting thing about this book is that Equiano doesn t just survive the Middle Passage, but actually crosses the Atlantic multiple times, traveling from South America to England to t


  2. says:

    Olaudah Equiano and his interesting narrative provide an insight into a time and situation that few people survived to record or recall, and those that did survive were rarely ever literate For this reason, and so many others, Equiano or Gustavus Vassa as he was later christened has a unique story to tell.Kidnapped from his home in an Ibo village Nigeria ,Equiano is enslaved by


  3. says:

    My wife was so excited when she found out I was reading this, because she says she now knows the worst possible answer to What are you into I m pretty into 18th century slave narratives It s a good thing I m already married, she says Worst Tinder profile ever.Anyway, so I m pretty into 18th century slave narratives, specifically this one book, the first major slave narrative, which


  4. says:

    I will not in any way dispute the importance of Equiano and his narrative he is a brilliant example of a black Atlantic figure, providing an insightful and remarkably verifiable account of the black experience amid a predominantly white society and a powerful polemic for the abolitionist cause.But my god is it a slow read Anything even vaguely autobiographical can be difficult to rate i


  5. says:

    I went through a variety of stages while reading this book First, I was very interested The opening 40 pages drew me in I was taken with this small boy being ripped from everything he knew Then, Gustavus Vassa s interesting life got really boring The story itself was riveting, but the writing was difficult to get through It is, probably, typical of the time, but not for my own 21st century


  6. says:

    This was assigned reading for university It mostly seemed long Although there is no doubt that Olaudah Equiano had a very interesting and testing life, and has achieved and experience much, my personal interest was lost at some moments He travels a lot and this is a travel narrative, but I m not into sailing much I was interested in the moments about how slaves and he himself were treated Yet t


  7. says:

    Now that was, indeed, an interesting narrative The narrative may have been written in the language of the times, but even that had a hard time making this one boring From slavery to freedom, to various sea voyages England to America to the Arctic to Africa and back again and disasters just barely escaping with his life and freedom Definitely one we should have read in school


  8. says:

    What a life The author apologises if the reader finds his story a bit dull, and maintains that it is only because he sticks strictly to the truth with no embellishments But the truth sometimes beggars belief, and it is frankly astonishing that a life so full of wild adventure and changing fortunes can be rendered so dry and unexciting Apparently practically everything in these memoirs can be backed up


  9. says:

    DNF at 13 percent.I feel bad for not finishing this, but this whole book has been a struggle, which is why it sat on my currently reading shelf for months.The book is a stream of consciousness writing by Olaudah Equiano Mr Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa was a prominent African living in London He was a freed slave that supported the British movement to end the slave trade This autobiography is consid


  10. says:

    I read a littlethan half this book I skipped the chapters that my English teacher deemed as adding nothing of interest to his autobiography s central themes And while this is one of the earliest ex slave narratives and historically significant, it was also uninteresting to me personally If you would like to read an ex slave narrative, I would recommend Frederick Douglass s autobiography, or 12 Years a Slave by


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About the Author: Olaudah Equiano

Also known as Gustavus Vassa, Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent Africans involved in the British movement of the abolition for the slave trade Although enslaved as a young man, he purchased his freedom and worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies, and the United Kingdom.