Freedman, sailor, author, and abolitionist
Portrait: Olaudah Equiano. Reproduced by permission of the New York Historical Society.
The author’s account of his
country, and their manners and customs—­Administration
ceremony, and public entertainments&md...
Olaudah Equiano (1745-ca. 1801) was an African slave, freedman, and author who wrote the first outstanding autobiography in slave narrative literature.Olaudah Equiano was born at Essaka, an Ibo villag...
Before the Civil War era, the most influential African abolitionist writer in both America and Britain was Olaudah Equiano. Kidnapped from his native Africa as an adolescent, and pressed into various ...
The slave narrative, a genre the genesis of which can be dated from the early seventeenth century, is primarily associated with the biographical and autobiographical sketches of former North American ...
Olaudah Equiano's "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" is one of the most influential slave narratives to present day society. As one of the first widely read accounts of the s...