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    Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano” tells the captivating life story of none other than Olaudah Equiano himself. Not only did this story contribute to British’s abolitionist movement but it also depicts the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. The narrative, written by Equiano, told about his experience as a slave. For the majority of Equiano’s life he went by the name of Gustavus Vassa, which one of his masters Henry Pascal gave to him. Equiano goes through his memories as a child, in Eboe

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    amateur scientist, and even a hairdresser. These are all jobs that Olaudah Equiano held during his lifetime. He has been called the "most influential African writer in both Africa, America and Britain before the Civil War", and was born in Essaka, Nigeria sometime during 1745 (O'Neale, 153). His family was part of the Ibo tribe, which was located in the North Ika Ibo region of Essaka. In his earliest years, Olaudah Equiano was trained in the art of war. His daily exercises included shooting and throwing

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano was an African American that fell into slavery. He was forced like many other African Americans during the 17th and 18th century. In the short story about Olaudah Equiano, it tells about his life and what he went through being a slave. The Narrative has some similar things that we went over in class. I am going to discuss a few topics about Equiano and other slaves. First, there was a lot of trading or bartering going on with the white slave owners. They would use

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    Olaudah Equiano The slave trade, yet horrific in it’s inhumanity, became an important aspect of the world’s economy during the eighteenth century. During a time when thousands of Africans were being traded for currency, Olaudah Equiano became one of countless children kidnapped and sold on the black market as a slave. Slavery existed centuries before the birth of Equiano (1745), but strengthened drastically due to an increasing demand for labor in the developing western hemisphere, especially

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    Olaudah Equiano In 1745, Olaudah Equiano was born in a small village in Isseke,Nigeria. His father was one of the chiefs in the village. At age eleven Equiano and his sister were kidnapped by two men and a woman never to see his home or parents again. After being kidnapped he was hiked across part of Africa untill he arrived at the coast where he was loaded onto a slave ship. While crossing the Atlantic to Barbados onboard the slave ship he and his countrymen were subject to horrors you could

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    Olaudah Equiano Olaudah Equiano " We are almost a nation of dancers, musicians, and poets. Every great event, such as a triumphant return from battle, or other cause of public rejoicing, is celebrated in public dances, which are accompanied with songs and music suited to the occasion. The assembly is separated into four divisions, which dance either apart or in succession, and each with a character peculiar to itself. The first division contains the married men who in their dances frequently

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) was kidnapped from his African village at the age of eleven, shipped through the arduous "Middle Passage" of the Atlantic Ocean, seasoned in the West Indies and sold to a Virginia planter. He was later bought by a British naval Officer, Captain Pascal, as a present for his cousins in London. After ten years of enslavement throughout the North American continent, where he assisted his merchant slave master and worked as a seaman, Equiano bought his freedom. At the

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    Olaudah Equiano Biography

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    University of Maryland, has introduced important information that raises questions about the birthplace of Olaudah Equiano. Olaudah Equiano, the famous author of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, wrote an autobiography giving a first-person account of life in 18th century Africa and the horrors of the Middle Passage. Equiano lived during the time of slavery and devoted his autobiography towards the cause of abolition. The author brought to

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    Olaudah Equiano was an extraordinary person that lived in a time that stifled personal freedom, views, and aspirations all because of one simple notion: skin color. Even with living in this oppressive time period, Equiano persevered and experienced many things in his life that not many people of his skin color, let alone white people, could say they have. In his autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano: or, Gustavus Vassa, the African, Equiano goes in to detail about

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    Olaudah Equiano Analysis

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    reach the mountaintop of our desire.” Where one man is free, others are enslaved. Olaudah Equiano, being enslaved for years, faced horrors beyond the descriptions of words as well as played a part in history, such as the French and Indian War. Travelling from Africa to England and from England to the New World, Equiano’s endured what we only envision through the telling of his narrative. Beginning

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