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Equiano, the African : biography of a self-made man

This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-97), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. It is filled with fresh revelations about this many-sided figure - most notably that Equiano may have been born not in Africa, as he claimed, but in South Carolina.
Print Book, English, ©2005
Penguin Books, New York, ©2005
xxiv, 436 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9780143038429, 9780820325712, 0143038427, 0820325716
Equiano, the AfricanList of IllustrationsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsNote on MoneyChapter One. Equiano's AfricaChapter Two. The Middle PassageChapter Three. At SeaChapter Four. Freedom DeniedChapter Five. Bearing WitnessChapter Six. Freedom of a SortChapter Seven. Toward the North PoleChapter Eight. Born AgainChapter Nine. Seeking a MissionChapter Ten. The Black PoorChapter Eleven. Turning against the Slave TradeChapter Twelve. Making a LifeChapter Thirteen. The Art of the BookChapter Fourteen. A Self-Made ManNotesBibliographyIndex