Olaudah Equiano: Fact Or Fiction?
There have been big debates whether Olaudah Equiano autobiography is fact or fiction. Whether or not Equiano was born in Africa he still had the experience living as a slave. If Equiano did get his information from other slaves that traveled on the Atlantic slave trade then it would be like what news reporters do now days when they interview others that had experienced an important life event. There are also many authors that write books on events that they personally never experienced but had conducted research and interviews in order to write their book. Regardless where Olaudah Equiano was born and what he actually experienced his autobiography helped with the influence in the passage of the Slave Trade Act of 1807. It had provided an indictment of slave trading which helped compel the government to abolish it. The autobiography also tells the story of the millions of slaves that had to experience the horrific life of being taken from their homeland to be sold in a slave