The Other Interesting Narrative: Olaudah Equiano’s Public Book Tour

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    By John Bugg. "From 1789 to 1794, the ex-slave and celebrity author olaudah Equiano toured Britain and Ireland, signing and selling copies of his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789). Five decades before ex-slave writers such as Frederick Douglass and Henry “Box” Brown launched their well-­publicized British and Irish lecture tours in the mid–nineteenth century, Equiano mapped much the same ground, as he traveled from town to city to town in En­gland, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, presenting himself as The Interesting Narrative’s embodied voice.1 This was the first modern-style author tour in British history....."
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    Modern Language Association
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 12 months ago
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