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Equiano, Olaudah [Gustavus Vassa] (c. 1745-1797), author and slavery abolitionist

James Walvin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/57028

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Equiano, Olaudah [Gustavus Vassa] (c. 1745-1797), author and slavery abolitionist, was in the words of his own Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano born in a charming vale, named Essaka, most likely in present-day Nigeria. However, at his baptism in 1759 he was described as a native of ...

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