The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah EQUIANO (1745 - 1797)

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter.

The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of the Americas. The Intereresting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is also one of the first widely read slave narratives. It was generally reviewed favorably. (Wikipedia)

This work was produced to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Great Britain.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introductory Carl Manchester
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Play 01 Chapter 1 Carl Manchester
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Play 02 Chapter 2 roolynninms
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Play 03 Chapter 3 Carl Manchester
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Play 04 Chapter 4 J. M. Smallheer
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Play 05 Chapter 5 Carl Manchester
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Play 06 Chapter 6 Catherine Fitz
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Play 07 Chapter 7 Ezwa
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Play 08 Chapter 8 Cori Samuel
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Play 09 Chapter 9 Kara Shallenberg
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Play 10 Chapter 10 Måns Broo
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Play 11 Chapter 11 Gary Gilberd
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Play 12 Chapter 12 Lizzie Driver
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