The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
In celebration of Black History Month 2016, we are serialising Olaudah Equiano’s autobiography – a text that has experienced a renaissance in African American Studies over the past 50 years.
One of the first slave narratives to be published, the book is a unique blend of travel, slave and spiritual narratives. It traces Equiano’s life, from his African childhood and capture by European slave traders, all the way through to his eventual freedom and subsequent campaigning against slavery in Britain.
- Visceral account of 18th-century slavery and one man’s extraordinary life
- An influential abolitionist text
- Be drawn in by Equiano’s riveting narrative voice