• The author wishes to avoid boring the reader or seeming dull, which are both dangers for autobiographies.
• The author remembers his childhood in a district called Eboe in the kingdom of Benin in the African area called Guinea.
• Equiano's father was a village elder, called Embrenche.
• Equiano expected to become an Embrenche himself when he was an adult.
• Of all crimes in Eboe society, adultery was considered to be among the worst, punishable by death.
• The people of Eboe live a simple life based around agriculture.
• The people of Eboe greatly enjoy music and dance, which are important in social events.
• The people of Eboe trade their agricultural products with people in neighboring regions.
• Slavery is a common part of the life of the region.
• Slaves are taken in battle or bartered for with other groups.
• Slaves are not expected to do more work than the people...
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