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Equiano, Olaudah 1745-1797

Overview
Works: 233 works in 864 publications in 7 languages and 21,170 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  History  Juvenile works  Biographies  Sources  Portraits  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Editor
Classifications: HT869.E6, B
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Slave narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No literary genre speaks as directly and as eloquently to the brutal contradictions in American history as the slave narrative. The works collected in this volume present unflinching portrayals of the cruelty and degradation of slavery while testifying to the African-American struggle for freedom and dignity. They demonstrate the power of the written word to affirm a person's -- and a people's -- humanity in a society poisoned by racism. Slave Narratives shows how a diverse group of writers challenged the conscience of a nation and, through their expression of anger, pain, sorrow, and courage, laid the foundations of the African-American literary tradition. This volume collects ten works published between 1772 and 1864: Two narratives by James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (1772) and Olaudah Equiano (1789) recount how they were taken from Africa as children and brought across the Atlantic to British North America; The Confessions of Nat Turner (1831) provides unique insight into the man who led the deadliest slave uprising in American history; The widely read narratives by the fugitive slaves Frederick Douglass (1845), William Wells Brown (1847), and Henry Bibb (1849) strengthened the abolitionist cause by exposing the hypocrisies inherent in a slaveholding society ostensibly dedicated to liberty and Christian morality; The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) describes slavery in the North while expressing the eloquent fervor of a dedicated woman; Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860) tells the story of William and Ellen Craft's subversive and ingenious escape from Georgia to Philadelphia; Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861) is Harriet Jacobs's complex and moving story of her prolonged resistance to sexual and racial oppression; and the narrative of the "trickster" Jacob Green (1864) presents a disturbing story full of wild humor and intense cruelty. Together, these works fuse memory, advocacy, and defiance into a searing collective portrait of American life before emancipation. Slave Narratives contains a chronology of events in the history of slavery, as well as biographical and explanatory notes and an essay on the texts."--Publisher's description
Black Atlantic writers of the eighteenth century : living the new exodus in England and the Americas( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American captivity narratives : selected narratives with introduction( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

123 editions published between 1789 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edited and with Notes by Shelly EversleyIntroduction by Robert Reid-PharrIn this truly astonishing eighteenth-century memoir, Olaudah Equiano recounts his remarkable life story, which begins when he is kidnapped in Africa as a boy and sold into slavery and culminates when he has achieved renown as a British antislavery advocate. The narrative "is a strikingly beautiful monument to the startling combination of skill, cunning, and plain good luck that allowed him to win his freedom, write his story, and gain international prominence," writes Robert Reid-Pharr in his Introduction. "He alerts us t
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

81 editions published between 1788 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, and a precursor to the famous nineteenth-century slave narratives, Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa aged ten, his service as a slave of an officer in the British Navy for ten years, and his life after he bought his freedom in 1766, growing to become one of the foremost figures of the anti-slavery movement in Britain.The Interesting Narrative is a spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics and economics
The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano by Ann Cameron( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in French and English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1755, an eleven-year-old African boy named Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped, forced into a sack, and carried off into slavery
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( )

6 editions published between 1789 and 1794 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in a village east of the Niger River in what is now Nigeria. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African was published in London in 1789. This is his own account of a remarkable life. At the age of ten he was captured by slave-traders and taken to the southern states of America. He was sold to a planter in the West Indies and worked there and aboard slave ships sailing between the Caribbean and England. At the age of twenty-one he had saved enough money to buy his freedom. He visited the Mediterranean, took part in Phipps' expedition to the Arctic in 1773 and crossed the Atlantic several times. He was an ardent member of the Movement for the Abolition of Slavery and was appointed Commissary for Stores when the freed slaves were settled in Sierra Leone. This abridged edition has a new introduction by Professor Ogude of the University of Benin, together with explanatory notes on the text
Ma véridique histoire par Olaudah Equiano africain, esclave en Amérique, homme libre by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le prince esclave : une histoire vraie by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire vraie d'un prince africain arraché aux siens et qui mène une existence d'esclave aux mains de différents propriétaires, avant de reconquérir sa liberté
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano : or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by himself by Olaudah Equiano( )

6 editions published between 1793 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equiano's travels : the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in a village east of the Niger River in what is now Nigeria. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African was published in London in 1789. This is his own account of a remarkable life. At the age of ten he was captured by slave-traders and taken to the southern states of America. He was sold to a planter in the West Indies and worked there and aboard slave ships sailing between the Caribbean and England. At the age of twenty-one he had saved enough money to buy his freedom. He visited the Mediterranean, took part in Phipps' expedition to the Arctic in 1773 and crossed the Atlantic several times. He was an ardent member of the Movement for the Abolition of Slavery and was appointed Commissary for Stores when the freed slaves were settled in Sierra Leone. This abridged edition has a new introduction by Professor Ogude of the University of Benin, together with explanatory notes on the text
La interesante narración de Olaudah Equiano, o Gustavus Vassa, el africano. Escrita por sí mismo (Capitulo II) by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sold as a slave by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Great Journeys' allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries and also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. It describes great civilisations, walls of ice, violent jungles, deserts and mountains and multitudes of birds and flowers new to science
Interesting narrative of the life of olaudah equiano, or gustavus vassa, the by Olaudah Equiano( )

5 editions published between 1792 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano ou Gustavus Vassa l'Africain : le passionnant récit de ma vie by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797), homme exceptionnel, fils de l' aristocratie de sa nation d' origine, esclave affranchi, prodigue littéraire de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, lu et reconnu dans les pays anglophones d' Europe, des Amériques et d' Afrique. Ce personnage hors du commun, enlevé dès l' enfance à son milieu africain protégé, pour en faire un nègre, a réussi non seulement à s' assimiler à la société esclavagiste mais en plus il est devenu, par la puissance de sa plume, l' un des phares de la pensée des Lumières
Equiano's reizen by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( )

1 edition published in 1791 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African ... Second edition. [With a portrait.]] by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

4 editions published between 1790 and 1794 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano ou Gustavus Vassa l'Africain : la passionnante autobiographie d'un esclave affranchi by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano, esclave affranchi, est incontestablement l'un des auteurs africains à avoir suscité un grand intérêt chez ses contemporains britanniques, grâce à son autobiographie parue en 1789. En effet, premier best-seller écrit par un Africain habitant l'Europe du Siècle des Lumières, ce livre témoigne d'une vie d'esclave puis de marin, mais aussi des conditions de vie dans les colonies anglaises à cette époque. Cette version raccourcie s'adresse à un large public et notamment à la jeunesse africaine ou d'origine africaine pour qui Olaudah/Vassa pourrait constituer un exemple
 
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Black Atlantic writers of the eighteenth century : living the new exodus in England and the AmericasAmerican captivity narratives : selected narratives with introductionThe interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the AfricanThe interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah EquianoThe kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah EquianoEquiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the AfricanEquiano's travels : the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the AfricanSold as a slave
Alternative Names
Ekiano O.

Ekiano O. ок.1745-1797

Ekiano, Olaudah

Ekiano Olaudah 1745-1797

Ekiano, Olaudakh.

Ėkiano, Olaudakh 1745-1797

Ėkiano, Olaudakh b. 1745

Equiano, Olaudah b. 1745

Equiano, Olaudah né 1745

Equiano, Olaudo 1745-1797

Gustavus Vassa

Gustavus Vassa 1745-1797

Gustavus Vassa, the African ca. 1745-1797

Gustavus Vassa ок.1745-1797

Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797

Olaudah Equiano African abolitionist

Olaudah Equiano esclave, affranchi, marin et écrivain britannique

Olaudah Equiano escritor abolicionista africano

Olaudah Equiano marinheiro calvinista britânico

Olaudah Equiano nigerianischer Sklave und Schriftsteller

Olaudah Equiano nigeriansk författare

Olaudah Equiano nigeriansk skribent

Olaudah Equiano schrijver uit Nigeria (1745-1797)

Olaudah Equiano scrittore e mercante nigeriano

Vasa, Gustave, 1745?-1797

Vassa G.

Vassa G. ок.1745-1797

Vassa, Gustavas.

Vassa Gustavas 1745-1797

Vassa, Gustavas b. 1745

Vassa, Gustavus.

Vassa Gustavus 1745-1797

Vassa, Gustavus b. 1745

Vassa, Gustavus c. 1745-1797

Vassa, Gustavus Pseud. de Olaudah Equiano

Vassa, the African, Gustavus, ca. 1745-1797

Wasa, Gustav 1745-1797

Эквиано, Олауда

אולאודה אקוויאנו

الاودا اکویانو نویسنده اهل نیجریه

أولوداه اكيوانو

أولوداه اكيوانو مناضل ضد الاسترقاق

エクィアノ, オラウダ

オラウダ・イクイアーノ 奴隷制度の廃止を訴えたアフリカ人

Languages
English (540)

French (28)

German (8)

Spanish (8)

Swedish (5)

Dutch (4)

Italian (2)