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First published in 1789, this autobiography of Olaudah Equiano comprises a variety of styles, such as a slavery narrative, travel tale, and spiritual journey. It recounts Equiano's time as a slave, and chronicles his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his freedom.

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brilliant work.

excellent autobiography. extremely brilliant fellow. humanity has come a long way. God alone will judge us all. narrator was superb.

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Surprisingly Interesting

I really got swept up in this story. I had no idea it was going to read like an adventure novel.

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A gem hidden in history

If your are black, hebrew, or simply a person of faith, then this book is a must read. To see gods Providence and mighty hand at work. To pull a hellanistic Hebrew from his culture simply so he can learn of the Love of Yahoshua is pure love from the father.

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Eloquent and informative

This is an excellent narrative and point of view of life in the late 1700's. The reading too, is exceptional.