From the rear side cover: During the 18th century, the small Cambridgeshire town of Soham was a thriving market town. On 7th April 1792, the leading black abolitionist OIaudah Equiano, known as Gustavus Vassa, The African, married a spinster of the parish, named Susannah Cullen at St Andrews Church. Both of Olaudah's daughters were baptised at the same Church, and sadly only four years after their marriage his wife was buried there. Olaudah's autobiography The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African begins in the 1740's in Africa, and tells the story of OIaudah's experience as a slave and of life as a black man in a world ruled by white men. When it was published in 1789, it created mass interest in the plight of slaves and helped to persuade influential people to join the abolition movement. OIaudah spent most of his life at sea, and his taste for adventure took him to the very top ofthe world. The Interesting Narrative was a diary, a travelogue, and tale of adventure. This book is an accessible retelling of an amazing life story...
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers have one or two very minor scuffs, but the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
Olaudah - The Life Story of Olaudah Equiano, by Donna Martin
Published by the Soham Action in conjunction with the Community History Museum in 2008, 56 pages. Paperback (N7711X1)