The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings, by Olaudah Equiano

Penguin, Revised and Expanded Edition, 2003

The classic account of the slave trade by native Africa, former slave, and loyal British subject, Olaudah Equiano. An exciting and often terrifying adventure story, as well as an important precursor to such famous nineteenth-century slave narratives as Frederick Douglass's autobiographies, The Interesting Narrative recounts Equiano's kidnapping in Africa at the age of ten through his later life as a leading and respected figure in the antislavery movement in England. The Interesting Narrative is a work of enduring literary and historical value.