By James Walvin
The autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, a fashionable African in past due 18th-century Britain, is quoted, anthologized and interpreted in dozens of books and articles. greater than any unmarried modern, Equiano speaks for the destiny of thousands of Africans within the period of the transatlantic slave exchange. This examine makes an attempt to create a rounded portrait of the guy in the back of the literary picture, and to review Equiano within the context of Atlantic slavery.
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