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'A Spanish Planter Of Porto Rico Luxuriating In His Hammock', 1820

Olaudah’s freedom is achieved at the cost of an almost incredible industry and persistence. When it comes, however, you share the relief and the sheer joy of his release. In that sense, within the collection, Olaudah’s narrative stands for the endurance of the Caribbean captives and the determination with which they preserved their own humanity against a background of moral and physical brutality.

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