"First published in London in 1816, The Narrative of Robert Adams is an account of the adventures of Robert Adams, an African American seaman who survives shipwreck, slavery, and brutal efforts to convert him to Islam, before finally being ransomed to the British consul. In London, Adams is discovered by the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, which publishes his story, including a fantastical account of a trip to Timbuctoo. Adams's story is accompanied by contemporary essays and notes that place his experience in the context of European exploration of Africa at the time, and weigh his credibility against other contemporary accounts."--BOOK JACKET.
Originally published as: A narrative of Robert Adams, a sailor who was wrecked on the western coast of Africa, in the year 1810. London : J. Murray, 1916. Includes bibliographical references and index.
- LCC: DT333
- Dewey Decimal: 916.604/23
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: lxvi, 190 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- Edition Info: (pbk.)
- Adams, Robert,Sailor -- Travel -- Africa
- Slavery -- Sahara
- Sahara -- Description and travel
- Tombouctou (Mali) -- Description and travel
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