See also: Society: Ethnicity: African: African-American: Literature (51) From Slavery to Freedom: A Look Into The Life of Olaudah Equiano - Biography of former slave Olaudah Equiano provides information reguarding the middle passage, with graphic images of Olaudah Equiano, slave ships, and a map of the middle passage. History: Olaudah Equiano - A short biography. The Life of Olaudah Equiano - Etext of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African. Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797) - Information and links from Paul Reuben's PAL website. Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African - Profile of the author and his Interesting Narrative, an autobiography opposing slavery. Olaudah Equiano's Life - Background information on the early African-American writer.