Olaudah Equiano, describes being caputed and enslaved in his autobiography:
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. My sister and I were separated and I ended up in the hands of a slave dealer who supplied the Atlantic slave ships. Six months later I found myself on board a slave ship.
The interesting life of Olaudah Equiano 1789
12th Mar 2008 by Diane Earl
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