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Equiano, Olaudah 1745-

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Works: 176 works in 657 publications in 8 languages and 18,581 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Sources  Portraits  Personal narratives  Diaries 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: HT869.E6, B
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Slave narratives ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,083 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
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( Book )
162 editions published between 1789 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, former slave Olaudah Equiano tells the story of his life, from the time he and his sister were kidnapped and enslaved, through his emancipation, and subsequent freedom. Equiano's moving account delves into his experience as a sailor and explores the importance of his religious education. Published in 1789, Equiano's narrative was the first widely-read and popularized account of slavery, and was notable for exploring the differences between enslavement throughout the Americas. It has also provided a foundation for future slave narratives. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library
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 )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kidnapped prince : the life of Olaudah Equiano by Ann Cameron( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 115 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 )
33 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and held by 57 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
Merkwürdige Lebensgeschichte des Sklaven Olaudah Equiano : von ihm selbst veröffentlicht im Jahre 1789 by Olaudah Equiano( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 19 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 )
7 editions published between 1789 and 1794 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 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
Olaudah Equiano ou Gustavus Vassa l'Africain : le passionnant récit de ma vie by Olaudah Equiano( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 13 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
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
Le prince esclave : une histoire vraie by Olaudah Equiano( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 12 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 )
4 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equiano's travels by Olaudah Equiano( )
5 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano Or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( )
2 editions published between 1790 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 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 6 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
Or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The amazing adventure of Equiano by Jean Jacques Vayssières( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 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, Olaudah
Ekiano Olaudah 1745-1797
Ekiano, Olaudakh.
Ėkiano, Olaudakh 1745-
Ekiano, 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
Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797
Vassa, Gustavas.
Vassa, Gustavas 1745-
Vassa Gustavas 1745-1797
Vassa, Gustavas b. 1745
Vassa, Gustavus.
Vassa, Gustavus 1745-
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
エクィアノ, オラウダ
Languages
English (428)
French (16)
German (6)
Swedish (5)
Dutch (5)
Spanish (4)
Italian (2)
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