Abina Paper

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Abdulrahman Taieb, April. 9, 2013 History paper: Abina Abina's Life A young slave girl called Abina Mansah lived in the British Gold Coast Colony (now Ghana) in 1876. She was born in Asante/Ashanti. Abina had been captured in Asante area, and enslaved in two houses in Asante, the first one was in the capital city of Coomassie at Eddoo Buffo's home and the second one in Asante territory of Adansi20. Abina's life events did not happen by accident. Everyone's life shaped by things or people around us for exmaple family, friends, and culture. Sometimes these things around us force us to shape our life and the way we are. Abina's life was shaped by some forces. Although there are many forces that shaped Abina's life, the most important two are …show more content…
Abina once ran away from Quamina to Cape Coast because she did not want to be a slave anymore and she thought that everyone is free there. Abina once got afraid because she saw her old master Quamina(Abina, 11). At the time she was working for James Davis and she told him that he will take me away (Abina, 12). That means she was afraid from some people and the system of slavery and the power to control her. When Abina was a slave, she could not take care of her body and health like others who were not slaves (Abina, 36). When she was working for Qumina's sister she could not take care of her body and health and here she knew that she was a slave. That made her feel that she is less than others. Abina said when she was a slave, she worked and she was not paid. That made her feel unfairness. Abina was beaten, flogged, and logged, when she was alve(Abina, 43). That means she was in pain and forced to do work. As a result, she wanted to face Quamina in the court because she wanted her voice to be reached. Abina and Mr. Davis wrote a paper to submit to the magistrate saying that she enslaved by Quamina Eddoo, she was sold by yaw to Quamina, and told to marry Tando. However, she lost the trial because she was a slave and Quamina was an important man, therefore William Melton made Quamina guilty.

The success of the European imperialism was important to shape Abina's life. Africa became the main goal of interest (WTWA, 648). "No region felt the impact of

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