“The Slave Ship”

Olaudah Equiano. From The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African, 1789.

Image of The Slave Ship

This excerpt from Olaudah Equiano’s narrative describes his experience of being carried on board a slave ship at the age of 11 or 12. At this point in his narrative, he has already spent many months as a slave exchanged between different African tribes.

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Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title The Slave Ship
Short Title The Slave Ship, 1789
Book Title The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African
Place of Publication London
Creator Olaudah Equiano
Publication Date 1789
Pages pp. 70-73
Call Number H 5832 .27
Location General Collections 2nd floor