Nigeria, achttiende eeuw. Olaudah Equiano, alias Gustavas Vassa, is nog een kind als hij gekidnapt wordt en verkocht wordt als slaaf. Via Amerika komt hij in Europa terecht. In de turbulente jaren die volgen, slaagt hij er in zichzelf vrij te wroeten. Hij huwt een blank Brits meisje en zet zich in voor de strijd tegen de slavernij.
De zwarte messias
Chika Unigwe
Hans E. van Riemsdijk
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Antwerpen: De Bezige Bij Antwerpen, 2013
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About Chika Unigwe

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Chika Nina Unigwe (born 12 June 1974) is a Nigerian-born Igbo author who writes in English and Dutch. In April 2014 she was selected for the Hay Festival's Africa39 list of 39 Sub-Saharan African writers aged under 40 with potential and talent to define future trends in African literature. Previously based in Belgium, she now lives in the United States.


Chika Unigwe was born in 1974 in Enugu, Nigeria, the sixth of her parents' seven children. She attended secondary school at Federal Government Girls' college in Abuja and obtained a BA in English in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1995. In 1996, she earned an MA degree in English from the KU Leuven (KUL, the Catholic University of Leuven). She has a Ph.D in Literature (2004) from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. Her debut novel, De Feniks, was published in 2005 by Meulenhoff and Manteau (of Amsterdam and Antwerp, respec…Read more on Wikipedia