Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa, was born in the Kingdom of Benin, enslaved as a child, and spent his adult life as a sailor, writer, and abolitionist. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, published in 1789, is an important source for understanding enslaved and free lives in the eighteenth century.
|Keywords||slavery, Atlantic world|
|Created||29 Jun 2022|
|Links:||The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African ( a website); Equiano's World ( a website);|