Oroonoko is a great book but will make you hate aphra behn as she the narrator is in part responsible for what happens to oroonoko its a sad story to say the least read more. The narrator is a female englishwoman and possibly the direct voice of the author aphra behn who lived in suriname for a while and may have had similar experiences to the narrator almost the whole of oroonoko is told in the narrators voice and from her perspective. A vivid love story and adventure tale oroonoko is a heroic slave narrative about a royal prince and his fight for freedom the eponymous hero oroonoko deemed royalty in one world and slave in another is torn from his noble status and betrayed into slavery in surinam where he is reduced to chains fetters and shackles. Clare willes performance may help listeners appreciate behns tragic romance despite the storys seventeenth century prose it features the star crossed love of a noble and highly emotional african king who is tricked into slavery. Aphra behn born on july 10 1640 and died on april 16 1689 was one of the main playwrights poets and fictionists of restoration era the reading of oroonoko that follows concentrates on white female narrator author narrator who is enslaves and carries to britain colony of surinam and once more the first person narrator appears
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