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The Equiano Society was formed in London in November 1996. Its main objective is to publicise and celebrate the life and work of Olaudah Equiano. The society consists of a group of individuals who share information with people in the community about a man who deserves national and international recognition for his achievements. The society also works to celebrate and publicise the achievements of Equiano's contemporaries: Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, Ottobah Cugoano, and others who made outstanding contributions to the African literary heritage.

The Equiano Society is not primarily a debating society, nor does it ask its supporters to become formal members or pay a membership fee. Instead, it organises events in the community to which all are welcome. In recent years it has organised some very successful events including a 'community conference' with the title Olaudah Equiano in Camden, and an evening of readings, music, and dance called Ignatius Sancho: a Celebration.

For more information about the Equiano Society, please contact:

Arthur Torrington, OBE
The Secretary, the Equiano Society

E-mail: arthurtorrington@hotmail.com

* This page last updated on 19 June 2010 *