Monday, 10 August 2015

Equiano's Daughter: The Life of & Times of Joanna Vassa

Joanna Vassa was the only surviving child of the former enslaved African and anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano, also known as Gustavus Vassa. Her grave has recently been rediscovered in Abney Park Cemetery, Hackney, London.

Equiano's Daughter: The Life of & Times of Joanna Vassa by Dr Angelina Osborne. In a book which adds another ripple in the trail to discover more about Equiano; it honours the legacy of the relentless journey of an abolitionist and the journey to discover what happened to his surviving daughter Joanna following his death on the 31st March 1797. Equiano's book, ‘The Interesting Narrative’ was first published in 1789, went into nine editions before he died, and was a best-seller. Dr Osborne's book is the first major attempt at constructing an account of Equiano's life and that of his daughter in 19th century England.

RRP: £6.50  
Author: Angelina Osborne, PhD.
Pages: 31 pages
Ages: 12 – 100.