Abina

Abina
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  • Abina is born. However, her birthplace and exact origins are unknown due to limited information
  • Who is this man? why did he take me away from my mother? I'm so confused and very scared.
  • Abina is enslaved as a small child by Abu Bofo, an Asante General. He brought back captives from the war, and kept them, or sold them as slaves. 
  • Abu Bofo takes Abina to Asante. She is sold as a slave in a town called Adansi. 
  • Why is my master selling me to a new owner? Have I not done my job properly? I hate change and I'm scared what a new master may bring.
  • Abina works in Adansi as a house-girl. She does cooking, cleaning, makes fires and  fetches water
  • Fetching water is an extremely demanding job, which takes several hours. Abina's line of work was not easy. 
  • "I'm so exhausted collecting this water for my master. I've been out here for hours without anything to eat or drink!
  • No, not again1 I don't want another master. why can't I be free? It's illegal! england has abolished slavery. 
  • In 1784, the British and Asante went to war. Despite Britain's abolition of slavery, Abina was still not freed.She was kidnapped by Kofi Karikari, former Asante King.
  • Abina is taken to a slave market by Kofi Karikari. She is sold to Quamina Eddoo.
  • Will I ever be a free?
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