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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

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Olaudah Equiano (c. 1745 31 March 1797), [also known as Gustavus Vassa], born in Eboe province in the country now known as Nigeria, was instrumental in the abolition of the slave trade with the Slave Trade Act of 1807. After his enslavement as a child he bought his freedom and became an author, merchant, and explorer. He lived in England and in 1792 married Susanna Cullen with whom he would have two daughters.



This is his Autobiography.



The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African. Written By Himself


(1789)



Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. And in that shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people. Isaiah xii. 2, 4.













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