Friday, 26 August 2011

the interesting narrative of olaudah equiano

I started this book while l was in Majorca for work a Month or so ago, but only finished it last night, as l did not like the writing style (and the frequent praises to God). It is an autobiography of Olaudah Equiano (also known as Gustavus Vassa), published in 1791, and telling the story of his capture in Africa, work and treatment as a slave, his conversion to Christianity, plus his many travels and the ill treatment of other slaves he witnessed. He eventually buys his freedom and rallies against slavery, but he certainly travelled a lot (especially in those days), before settling in England. Was it worth the ill treatment for all the travelling experiences? I very much doubt it.

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