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The Interesting Narrative is African-born Olaudah Equiano's first-hand autobiographical account of his sea voyages around the West Indies, the Mediterranean, and elsewhere. Equiano is kidnapped into slavery at age eleven and fights for many years for his freedom, becoming a significant voice in the abolitionist movement in his later years.
Equiano recounts his early, happy childhood in the inland African province of Eboe. The people of Eboe are simple farmers, and Equiano's father is a respected elder. Equiano and his sister are kidnapped when he is eleven. After serving as a slave in Africa, he is forced to endure a long journey across Africa. Equiano is separated from his sister, and he never sees his sister or family again when he is whisked away into the slave trade by boat.
He ends up in Virginia as a plantation slave. A British Royal Navy officer named Michael Henry Pascal...
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