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Contributed Scholarly Introduction: Sessarakoo, William, The Royal African (1749)

Sessarakoo, William, The Royal African (1749)

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Abstract

The Royal Prince presents itself as an account of Prince William Sessarakoo's life as both a slave and a popular nobleman abroad. Published in London in 1749, its primary focuses lie not in the personal narrative of the young Prince, but rather on his depictions of trade between Europe and Africa and admiration for English culture in general.

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