Olaudah Equiano 1745 – 31 March 1797), known for most of his life as Gustavus Vassa was a writer and abolitionist from, according to his memoir, the village of Essaka in modern southern Nigeria. Enslaved as a child in Africa, he was shipped to the Caribbean and sold to a Royal Navy officer.
Equiano’s journey begins when he is kidnapped from his village with his sister, from whom he is eventually separated. He describes a long voyage through various African regions, marked by brief tenures as a slave to “a chieftain, in a very pleasant country” and a wealthy widow who resides in “a town called Tinmah, in the most beautiful country I had yet seen in Africa”
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