AFH-OlaudahEquianos

AFH-OlaudahEquianos - Brittany Smith 2328356 Equiano,...

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Brittany Smith 2328356 Equiano, Olaudah. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2007. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano , is a story of an African- American slave kidnapped from the kingdom of Benin around 1745. The narrative was written by Olaudah Equiano himself. Equiano’s autobiography does not have a thesis because it focuses on his life but he provides great detail on his childhood and voyage through slavery. Olaudah Equiano, an abolitionist, was born in 1745 in Nigeria. Olaudah and his sister were kidnapped from their African village of Ibo when he was eleven. He was sold to a British navel officer and given the name Gustavus Vassa. Upon entering the slave trade, he learned to read and write, became a skilled trader, and eventually bought his freedom. Upon gaining his freedom he became an abolitionist where he reported the Zong disaster 1 , explored the North Pole, and developed the group The Sons of Africa. Robert J. Allison was the editor of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano , and also included an introduction to the book. The introduction provides more information about Olaudah’s culture and brief details about his life as a
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