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    Olaudah Equiano references religion in the first chapter of his book where he speaks of his African tribe believing in one creator who governs events, especially death or captivity and then in chapter 2 of his book where he speaks of African brothers being separated when sold and crying out at parting, “O, ye nominal Christians! Might not an African ask you, learned you this from your God, who says unto you, Do unto all men as you would men should do unto you?” 1 During his young life, Olaudah witnessed more abuse and cruelty than he himself personally experienced because most of the people he encountered took a liking to him and treated him with kindness, but still this led him to wonder if these Europeans were some sort of evil…

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    memoir is proven to contain misleading material, such as place of birth as witnessed with Olaudah Equiano’s memoir, the overall legitimacy or validity of…

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    written by a former slave, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, The African,” Olaudah Equiano examines the beginning of his life before, during, and after his enslavement. Published in 1789, the narrative serves as an explicit examination of 18th century slave trade from Equiano’s point of view, detailing his experiences. Born in Eboe in a farming village in what is now Nigeria, Equiano recounts his peaceful and quiet life in Africa, although Equiano…

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    I had the pleasure of reading The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African, for this week’s assignment. Equiano is one of the most well-known slaves who had the opportunity to get educated as he lived a different lifestyle compared to most slaves. I deeply admire his effort to share his views on slavery, which based on his own experiences, because it was during a time when blacks were not able to have much of a voice compared the whites. One of the…

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    Olaudah Equiano Summary

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    Olaudah Equinao was born in 1745 in Guinea, where most slaves African slaves were taken. He begins his story by describing where it is he came from. He goes into great detail about his homelands culture, discussing the women, the men, the children, including the slaves. He tells us that his father is a well respected elder who set policies for the area. Slavery was not uncommon in Africa, however, the idea of white men was. When the europeans, mainly the British founded the African Slave Trade,…

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    Although Olaudah Equiano & Harriet Jacobs are both respected slave narrators there were profoundly diverse according to their gender and position. Equiano's story is very emotional, the physical pain and torture that he went through can't compare with the sexual abuse that Jacobs had to endure for years. Harriet Jacobs and Olaudah Equiano were both African Americans that were introduced into slavery at some point in their life. Jacobs believed that she lived an easy life for the time being,…

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    the Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah depicts slave trade in the 1700’s for what it really was. In the narrative, he speaks on kidnappers, the brutal treatments and hardships slaves had to endure, and even being free was still an extremely worrisome life to live. The narrative is questionable because some things just don 't add up but is accurate for the most part. It did help in fact, abolish slavery because it was one of the first slave narratives. It does not “skip”…

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    Dr. Natalie King-Predoso “Working Title” In the autobiography, “The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus, the African,” Olaudah Equiano tell his chilling story of how he was kidnapped, enslaved and eventually earned his way to becoming a free black man. From the very beginning of the narrative, Equiano struggles with his personal identity and who he really is. The first hint of his struggle of his identity is in the title of his biography stating both his African…

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    In American literature, Olaudah Equiano was known as the complicated figure that leaves a mystery of his birthplace to the readers. In fact, Olaudah Equiano wrote The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, himself where Equiano tells a story about his journey of enslavement. In the narrative, Equiano states that he was born in Eboe and was kidnapped where he was sold to the slave traders who were headed to the West Indies. As for the article, Unraveling the…

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    Olaudah Equiano

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    In the first chapter of The Interesting Narrative, Olaudah Equiano speaks of the similarities between his culture and the culture of the Jews. He speaks about the matching traditions they share: “circumcision...sacrifices and burnt-offerings” etc. (44). Equiano shows African people resembling people with dissimilar religions and color to strongly argue against slavery. On page forty-five, he fights against the ignorance of Spaniards defining a person as a slave by their “complexion” (45).…

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