An author from Cameroon
writing in French
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Anglophile and Africanist, Régina Mfoumou-Arthur was born in Cameroon in 1972.
Translation of : Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797) Intersting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustave Vassa, The African. Written by himself. London, 1789. ["Olaudah Equiano ou Gustavus Vassa l'Africain : le passionnant récit de ma vie [The interesting story of my life". Paris: L'Harmattan, 2002. (320p.). ISBN 2-7475-2939-8]. Autobiography.
Olaudah, the son of an aristocratic family in his native land, was torn from his African milieu as a child and taken to the 'New World' as a slave and later, freed. The fate of d'Olaudah Equiano is remarkable and his writing fascinating.
(English language reprint by Vincent Carretta. The interesting narrative and other writings. New York: Penguin, 1995.)
The University of Western Australia/French
Created: 9 July 2003
Modified: 14 July 2006
Archived: 19 December 2012