100 best nonfiction books: No 79- The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano by Olaudah Equiano( 1789)

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The most famous slave memoir of the 18 th century is a powerful and frightening read and established Equiano as a founding figure in black literary tradition Black literature begins with the slave memoirs of the 18 th century. Equianos Interesting Narrative is the most famous of these, especially once it was taken up by […]


‘Every crisis has a silver lining’: why Big Sur’s isolation is inducing people fitter

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Winter blizzards battered this stretching of coastal California, blocking the sole road but residents forced to leave their autoes at home have been feeling the benefit A community on the stretching of coastal California known as Big Sur has been largely cut off from the outside world since winter stormscollapsed a bridge to the north […]