Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself (Paperback)

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Nearer My Freedom: The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano by Himself (Paperback)

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Millions of Africans were enslaved during the transatlantic slave trade, but few recorded their personal experiences. Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano is perhaps the most well known of the autobiographies that exist. Using this narrative as a primary source text, authors Monica Edinger and Lesley Younge share Equiano's life story in "found verse," supplemented with annotations to give readers historical context. This poetic approach provides interesting analysis and synthesis, helping readers to better understand the original text. Follow Equiano from his life in Africa as a child to his enslavement at a young age, his travels across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, his liberation, and his life as a free man.

Product Details ISBN: 9781728464077
ISBN-10: 1728464072
Publisher: Zest Books (Tm)
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 216
Language: English