Friday, 31 March 2017

272nd birthday of Olaudah Equiano

(Born c1745, Essaka, Biafra; dies 31 March 1797, LondonEngland)

One of the African World’s most celebrated intellectuals – sailor, explorer, expeditionist, entrepreneur, orator, versatile campaigneractive exponent of African freedom (during the 1780s in Britain) from enslavement and other spheres of subjugation waged by an assemblage of European World states and interests (including, especially, Britain, Portugal, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italian city-states, German princely states, Sweden-Norway, Denmark, the United States) and their “successor states” in the Americas/Caribbean, begun in the 15th century, visionary of eventual African liberation, author of the classic, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African (1789), towering member of the iconic men and women that constitute the freedom pantheon from which the current Biafra freedom movement derives invaluable insight, tenacity, focus
(An Evening with Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Al Foster, “Serenity” [personnel: Henderson, tenor saxophone; Haden, bass; Foster, drums; recorded: live, Genova Jazz Festival, Villa Imperiale, Genoa, Italy, 9 July 1987])
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

No comments:

Post a Comment