Equiano's Travels

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African History Equiano's Travels Research Paper Equiano's Travels Olaudah Equiano, called Gustavus Vassa by his white masters, became a legend through his words. In 1788 England published his autobiographical work, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, which set the precedent for anti-slavery literature written by former slaves themselves, which would have a profound impact on the abolition movements in the eighteenth century. Born in 1745 in a small village …

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…and sisters who are now no longer part of us, but who have now gone through this experience of slavery, who have now become part of another culture, but who are equally part of us, and who are yearning to connect. Equiano's story, more than any other story, carries that authenticity, that driving force and that is essential to connect, to not forget, to remember, and to take responsibility for the actions of our forefathers.