Remembering Equiano - 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery
 
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa 'The African' - In Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Equiano's Daughter

'The Life & Times Of Joanna Vassa' by Angela Osborne

'Equiano's Daughter - The Life & Times Of Joanna Vassa' by Angela Osborne
'The Life & Times Of Joanna Vassa' by Angela Osborne
Designed by Mervyn Weir

ISBN 0-9534328-1-3
Krik Krak Publishing

'In August 1797, Joanna Vassa, the only surviving child of Gustavus and Susannah Vassa was just over two years old, and orphaned.'

'The Life and Times of Joanna Vassa' is a remarkable book and adds another ripple in the trail to discover more about the great man 'Olaudah Equiano otherwise known as Gustavus Vassa - The African' and the legacy he left behind, on the 200th anniversary since the act to abolish the transatlantic slave trade in Britain came into effect. This book honours the legacy of the relentless journey of an abolitionist and the journey to discover what happened to his surviving daughter Joanna following the death of her father on the 31st March 1797.

'John Audley was, as co-executor of his Will, responsible to hold the estate in trust until the girls came of age, which he did. It appears that he was involved in Joanna's upbringing, at least up until her wedding, as he is named as one of the witnesses.'

'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African written by himself', was first published in 1789, went into nine editions before he died, and was a best seller. This book on Joanna Vassa's life and times is the first major attempt at constructing a fuller account of Equiano's life and that of his daughter in 19th century Britain.

Patricia Lashley from Momentum Arts 'Untold Stories' with Angela Osborne with her book 'Equiano's Daugher'

Joanna Vassa's Gravestone at Abney Park Cemetery

Patricia Lashley from Momentum Arts 'Untold Stories'
with author Angela Osborne at the book launch of
'Equiano's Daugher - The Life & Times of Joanna Vassa'

Joanna Vassa's Gravestone at Abney Park Cemetery
shortly after its re-discovery in 2005, awaiting restoration

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