became famous because he was the first slave to write an autobiography.
The book was called “The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah
Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, The African”. Olaudah was taken
to England and there he learned how to read and write. He left
England for a while because he was shipped from country to country
and sold to various owners. When Equiano returned he became a
hairdresser, but this did not last for long, as he would soon
return to sea. In the year of 1773, Olaudah became part of a voyage
of exploration, for which John Phipps was commander. Two years
later he got involved with a project that was created to set up
a new plantation on the Caribbean coast of Central America.