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The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano
The Kidnapped Prince The Life of Olaudah Equiano Author:Olaudah Equiano, Ann Cameron (Adapter) In 1755, a young African boy was kidnapped, hidden in an enormous sack, and carried off into slavery. So began a series of journeys that would take him halfway around the world -- and a struggle for freedom that would make him famous. — Later, when he wrote his autobiography, it became an international bestseller. In unforgettab... more »le words and scenes, he showed the world the evils of slavery -- and so, helped to end it.
The little boy stuffed into a bag had to struggle with injustice, heartbreak, and his own despair. But deep inside him were his hidden treasures: courage, intelligence, a love of adventure, and unconquerable faith. He triumphed.
His name was Olaudah Equiano. This is his Story.
Illus. with black-and-white archival engravings with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. « less
Carol N. reviewed The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano on
"A gripping true story of adventure, betrayal, cruelty, and courage. In searing scenes, Equiano describes the savagery of his capture, the appalling conditions on the slave ship, the auction, and the forced labor. Yet he survives: he retains his humanity, and he earns his freedom." ("Booklist," Boxed Review)