Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

Vincent Carretta


Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man

  • Title: Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man
  • Author: Vincent Carretta
  • ISBN: 9780143038429
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback

Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African According to his famous autobiography, written in , Olaudah Equiano c. was born in what is now Nigeria. Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano c March , known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa v s , was a writer and abolitionist from the Igbo region of what is today southeastern Nigeria according to his memoir, or from South Carolina according to other sources Enslaved as a child, he was taken to the Caribbean and sold as a slave to a captain in the Royal Navy, and later to a Quaker The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, first published in in London, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano.The narrative is argued to be a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel narrative, and spiritual narrative The book describes Equiano s time spent in enslavement, and documents his attempts at becoming an Where Was Olaudah Equiano Born brycchancarey Where Was Olaudah Equiano Born And Why Does It Matter Equiano s autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, published in , is important for many reasons.It is one of the very few texts written in English by a person of African descent during the eighteenth century. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African Written by Himself Olaudah Equiano on FREE shipping on qualifying offers This is a memoir written by Olaudah Equiano, an influential African advocate of abolishing the slave trade in Britain during the late th century. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or, Gustavus Vassa, the African Modern Library Classics Olaudah Equiano, Shelly Eversley, Robert Reid Pharr on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Edited and with Notes by Shelly Eversley Introduction by Robert Reid Pharr In this truly astonishing eighteenth century memoir from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano FROM THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO The Americans McDougal Littell Inc of his hand One of the blacks, therefore, took it from him and Olaudah Equiano life on board International Slavery Olaudah Equiano life on board Abolition campaigner and former enslaved African Olaudah Equiano wrote his autobiography in In this extract he African American literature Britannica African American literature, body of literature written by Americans of African descent Beginning in the pre Revolutionary War period, African American writers have engaged in a creative, if often contentious, dialogue with American letters The result is a literature rich in expressive subtlety and social insight, offering illuminating assessments of American identities and history. The transatlantic slave trade introduction USI Home Page Themes The transatlantic slave trade was responsible for the forced migration of between million people from Africa to the Western Hemisphere from the middle of



A controversial look at the most renowned person of African descent in the eighteenth century In this widely aclaimed biography, historian Vincent Carretta gives us the authoritative portrait of Olaudah Equiano c.1745 1797 , the former slave whose 1789 autobiography quickly became a popular polemic against the slave trade and a literary classic Sailor, entrepreneur, andA controversial look at the most renowned person of African descent in the eighteenth century In this widely aclaimed biography, historian Vincent Carretta gives us the authoritative portrait of Olaudah Equiano c.1745 1797 , the former slave whose 1789 autobiography quickly became a popular polemic against the slave trade and a literary classic Sailor, entrepreneur, and adventurer, Equiano is revealed here as never before, thanks to archival research on an unprecedented scale some of which even indicates that Equiano may have lied about his origins to advance the antibondage struggle with which he became famously identified A masterpiece of scholarship and writerly poise, this book redefines an extraordinary man and the turbulent age that shaped him.


Recent Comments "Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man"

I'm speaking on an upcoming Equiano panel that in part responds to this book, so when I saw it on sale at MLA, I decided to get it. What is fabulous about Carretta's book is that he showcases Equiano's talents as a writer. It's been disturbing me how _The Narrative_ will be included in U.S. and U.K. Lit. anthologies, but only the chapters on Africa and the Middle Passage. For me, the best part of these chapters is the way Equiano artfully shapes the readers' perspectives and inverts conventional [...]

"Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man by Vincent Carretta (2007)"

This is a very interesting book.

Strong, if controversial thesis. Many excellent points, but interminable in style.

Biog E648c 2006

Brilliant research, but it is a tedious book to get through. I actually started reading this book 2 years ago in Africa, and it has taken me that long to plod through it.


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