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Equiano, Olaudah 1745-1797

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Works: 201 works in 788 publications in 7 languages and 20,233 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Biographies  Juvenile works  Portraits  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Editor
Classifications: E444, B
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Slave narratives by Charles T Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,046 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 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American captivity narratives : selected narratives with introduction( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 354 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 2017 in 5 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigerian-born Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-97), also known as Gustavus Vassa, was sold into slavery as a child and endured the horrors of the transatlantic slave ships. He later worked on board Royal Navy vessels, receiving an education and converting to Christianity. Buying his freedom in 1766, he embarked on several voyages before settling in London, where he became involved in the causes of anti-slavery and the welfare of former slaves. Published in 1789, this successful two-volume autobiography boosted the abolitionist cause, providing a first-hand account of the experience of Africans on both sides of the Atlantic. An important document in the history of slavery and immigration, it remains a classic work of black writing. Volume 1 begins with Equiano's background and kidnapping, and the Atlantic crossing. He recounts his adventures in the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War, and subsequent experiences of merchant trading in the Americas
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

61 editions published between 1790 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Completely revised and edited with an introduction and notes by Vincent Carretta An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative recounts his kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten, his service as the slave of an officer in the British Navy, his ten years of labor on slave ships until he was able to purchase his freedom in 1766, and his life afterward as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. A spirited autobiography, a tale of spiritual quest and fulfillment, and a sophisticated treatise on religion, politics, and economics, The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value
The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano by Ann Cameron( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 112 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
Equiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ma véridique histoire par Olaudah Equiano africain, esclave en Amérique, homme libre by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olaudah Equiano was one of the most prominent people of African heritage involved in the British debate for the abolition of the slave trade. He wrote an autobiography that depicted the horrors of slavery and helped influence British lawmakers to abolish the slave trade through the Slave Trade Act of 1807. This is his story. ""I hope the reader will not think I have trespassed on his patience in introducing myself to him with some account of the manners and customs of my country. They had been implanted in me with great care, and made an impression on my mind, which time could not erase, and w
Le prince esclave : une histoire vraie by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and held by 18 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
La interesante narración de Olaudah Equiano, o Gustavus Vassa, el africano. Escrita por sí mismo (Capitulo II) by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

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

Equiano's reizen by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sold as a slave by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 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
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 12 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
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( )

1 edition published in 1789 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

Or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 7 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 7 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
His autobiography - "The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African" by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

2 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merkwaardige levensgevallen van Olaudah Equiano of Gustavus Vassa, den Afrikaan by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

2 editions published in 1790 in Dutch and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa the African, 1789 by Olaudah Equiano( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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 1745-1797

Gustavus Vassa, the African ca. 1745-1797

Gustavus Vassa ок.1745-1797

Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797

Olaudah Equiano abolicionista africano

Olaudah Equiano African abolitionist

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. 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

أولوداه اكيوانو

エクィアノ, オラウダ

オラウダ・イクイアーノ

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English (476)

French (20)

German (8)

Spanish (7)

Dutch (6)

Swedish (5)

Italian (2)

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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 AfricanSold as a slaveOr Gustavus Vassa, the African