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When a Prince became a slave - Olaudah Equiano - The Black Abolitionist
"OLAUDAH EQUIANO was born into a wealthy West African family in 1745. His family was Ibo. They lived far from the sea, in an area now part of Nigeria.

Olaudah Equiano's father was a village chief. He had seven children and many slaves, so Equiano grew up in a slave society. But it was a different kind of slavery, as Equiano noted in his autobiography: With us the slaves do no more work than other members of the community, than even their master; their food, clothing and lodging were nearly the same as ours, except that they were not permitted to eat with those who were free-born; and there was scarcely any other difference between them than a superior degree of importance, which the head of a family possesses.

When he was eleven, Equiano was captured by African slave traders: One day, when all our people were gone out to their works as usual, and only I and my dear sister were left to mind the house, two men and a woman got over our walls, and in a moment seized us both, and, without giving us time to cry out, or make resistance, they stopped our mouths, and ran off with us into the nearest wood. Here they tied our hands, and continued to carry us. more...

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Young Mayor candidates revealed
Commencement of new legislation to combat religious hatred

IN THIS ISSUE   ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS
The Love Thing
A Letter to My Folks
In the Corner - with Winston Mckenzie
'How to be a millionaire' By: Eric Orji
Who am I? By Nachi Aguboshim
 
Maureen Nyakira Is Miss East Africa UK 2007
Desmond's Series 1
Africa mine: Music and Movement (A season of documentary films)
Namibian model features in Sisqo's video

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