Summary Of ' The Interesting Narrative Of The Life Of Olaudah Equiano '

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Telling His Own Tale African Slave! English subject! Christian surveyor! Anti-slavery writer! If you are looking for this in a short story consider “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.” The title of this story along, gave me knowledge that this story is not like other stories because Olaudah Equiano is the author of the story and the word “interesting” stays with his narrative all of these years so there got to be something “interesting” about this work. Also examiming the title of this work, the reader can notice that prejudices had to be overcome by black people. During the late 1700s , travel literature was very popular. Olaudiah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. He was kidnapped and sold to slave traders heading to the West Indies. Equiano traveled extensively and was allowed to buy his own freedom in 1766. Olaudah Equiano was an autobiographer, abolitionist, and a Christian advocate. He explains his life through the middle passage and “working his way up to freedom.” Writing about his life gave a voice to the many Africans who went through the same things as Equiano. This story came out in 1789, when slavery was legal and practiced in each of the thirteen colonies. While Equiano’s life was the voice of the unheard, he also gave light behind the hidden life of slavery. In “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” Olaudah Equiano shows his writing technique by using imagery, tone, style and themes

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