Olauda Equiano storybook

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a slaves story

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  • How was Equiano treated by his captors and owners while he was held in slavery in West Africa?
  • Under what circumstanes was Equianotwice parted from his sister?
  • How did some of Africans onboard the ship try to escape life in bondage?
  • What is the basic contradiction between the crew's main goal and their treament of the captives?
  • Why did the ship's crew keep Equiano on deck most of the time?
  • Equiano was "handled and tossed up" by some of the crew as soon as he was taken onboard. Why? What would have happened to him if the crew had found him unsatisfactory?
  • How do you account for the depth of human cruelty described in parts of human cruelty described in parts of this autobiography? What current events real a similar capacity for cruelty in human nature?
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