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Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) (c. 1745-1797)

Selected Bibliography on African American Literature 
Slave Narratives

Olaudah Equiano. Site with links, pictures, a newspaper advertisement, and new information about Equiano's birthplace.
Extensive biographical sketch from the above site.
Controversy over whether Equiano was born in Africa or in South Carolina. Another article on the controversy, including information from Equiano scholar Vincent Carretta, at USNews; still another article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Biographical sketch from the Literary Encyclopedia
Biographical sketch from the BBC
Biographical sketch and engraving. 
Teaching Equiano from the Heath Anthology site.
Bibliography and study questions from Paul Reuben's PAL site.
Information and picture from the frontispiece of Equiano's Interesting Narrative 

Image considered to be a portrait of Equiano courtesy of Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster.
Works Available Online
From Chapters Two and Five of  The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African ( 1789)
Excerpts and a bibliography from Resources for Teachers at the California Newsreel site.
The Interesting Narrative . . . (from the History at Hanover site)

Comments to D. Campbell.