Books About Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa)
Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) is perhaps most famous for his autobiography, "The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano," which dramatically depicts his kidnapping from an African village and his horrendous voyage to the West Indies and eventually to North America. His work is one of the famous slave narratives. Read more about his life.
Slave narratives are an important part of American literature. Writers like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs helped to dispell many of the misconceptions of slavery, as they revealed personal experiences.
Slavery of Africans
Although slavery has been practiced for almost the whole of recorded history, the vast numbers involved in the African slave trade has left a legacy which can not be ignored.