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Reviews of The Letters and Other Writings of Gustavus Vassa (Olaudah Equiano, the African): Documenting Abolition of the Slave Trade

“Sapoznik’s careful documentation of Vassa’s life and thoughts beyond The Interesting Narrative offers insights and mysteries that extend beyond the eighteenth century bestselling autobiography, and so complements it perfectly.””
— Chris Youe,  Memorial University, editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies

“The book’s main value is to collect in one volume Vassa’s known writings (unpublished and published), along with others about him and his life. … As such, it is a welcome companion to Equiano’s The Interesting Narrative and Other Writings. As an anthology of primary sources on a significant figure in Atlantic, world, and African diaspora history, this is a useful volume.”
— Journal of Historical African Studies