Olaudah Equinao

Olaudah Equinao

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  • Olaudah Equiano written by Olaudah Equiano Lauren Dacey 3rd hour
  • No, I refuse.
  • Here Equiano, have some food.
  • Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped at eleven years old and was sold to African masters in different countries. He eventually was taken to the west coast of Africa and boarded a slave ship for the West Indies.
  • Once Equiano was carried on board he was handled and got tossed around by some of the crew. He filled with terror and thought these people were going to kill him. Equiano filled with anguish and fell to the ground; he was recovered by some black men and felt better after they had cheered him up.
  • Equiano lost all of his hope of returning back to his native country. He was put under the decks and the air was filled with a loathsomeness stench. Equiano felt sick and was not able to eat. When two white men approached him and offered him food, he denied it. This resulted in Equiano being beaten severely.
  • After talking with some white men, Equiano felt they were spirits and he wished to be with them. He expected the men to sacrifice for him. He was then put back under the deck with the foul smell. This brought a sickness among the slaves, but luckily Equiano was kept on deck for fresh air.
  • For the rest of the voyage, Equiano was brought to the coast of Barbados to be sold in a slave merchant's yard. The nominal Christians bought a group of slaves. They appeared to be nominal to Equiano because they were separating each other from their loved ones.
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