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  • Published: 1 February 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141963150
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

Sold As A Slave



In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the USA to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. His account of his life is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal.

Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.
%%%In an adventurous and extraordinary life, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic world, from West Africa to the Caribbean to the USA to Britain, either as a slave or fighting with the Royal Navy. His account of his life is not only one of the great documents of the abolition movement, but also a startling, moving story of danger and betrayal.
Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.

  • Published: 1 February 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141963150
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the author

Olaudah Equiano

Born around 1745 in what is now southeastern
Nigeria, Olaudah Equano was captured at the age oi
ten and sold to English slave traders who sent him
to the West Indies. Sold and resold, from Virginia tc
the British navy, he finally managed to buy his free-
dom in 1766. Equiano (known also as Gustavus Vas
sa) eventually converted to Methodism and became
an advocate for the abolition of slavery, publishing
The Interesting Narrative in 1789. He died in 1797.

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