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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Written by Olaudah EquianoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Olaudah Equiano
Edited by Shelly EversleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Shelly Eversley
Introduction by Robert Reid-PharrAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Robert Reid-Pharr

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: May 11, 2004
  • Price: $13.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-76115-7 (0-375-76115-2)
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Edited and with Notes by Shelly Eversley
Introduction by Robert Reid-Pharr

“Equiano’s Narrative was so richly structured that it became the prototype of the nineteenth-century slave narrative.”
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

In this truly astonishing eighteenth-century memoir, Olaudah Equiano recounts his remarkable life story, which begins when he is kidnapped in Africa as a boy and sold into slavery and culminates when he has achieved renown as a British antislavery advocate. The narrative “is a strikingly beautiful monument to the startling combination of skill, cunning, and plain good luck that allowed him to win his freedom, write his story, and gain international prominence,” writes Robert Reid-Pharr in his Introduction. “He alerts us to the very concerns that trouble modern intellectuals, black, white, and otherwise, on both sides of the Atlantic.”

The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the definitive ninth edition of 1794, reflecting the author’s final changes to his masterwork.