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Equiano, Olaudah 1745-

Overview
Works: 190 works in 627 publications in 5 languages and 17,698 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Sources  Portraits  Personal narratives  Diaries 
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Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: HT869.E6, B
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Slave narratives ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,095 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 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American captivity narratives : selected narratives with introduction ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
98 editions published between 1789 and 2013 in English and held by 204 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 whi
The interesting narrative and other writings by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 136 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 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Equiano's travels; the interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
26 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and held by 45 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
The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African written by himself : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Olaudah Equiano's 1789 narrative tells the remarkable story of his childhood in Africa, his kidnapping and subsequent years as a slave and seaman, and his eventual road to freedom in the Caribbean and in England. The text reprinted here is that of the 1789 first edition. It is accompanied by explanatory annotations, textual notes, and a map of Equiano's travels."
La vérique histoire par lui-même d'Olaudah Equiano, africain, esclave aux Caraïbes, homme libre by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
16 editions published between 1837 and 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eighteenth-century memoir in which 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
Ma véridique histoire par Olaudah Equiano africain, esclave en Amérique, homme libre by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Equiano's travels by Olaudah Equiano ( )
6 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African ... Second edition. [With a portrait.] by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
8 editions published between 1789 and 1794 in Undetermined and 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 )
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
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 12 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
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
Le prince esclave : une histoire vraie by Olaudah Equiano ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 10 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
 
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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, 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 (387)
French (13)
Spanish (4)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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