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    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - The Remarkable 18th Century Memoir of Olaudah Equiano


    Fallon, Helen (2006) Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - The Remarkable 18th Century Memoir of Olaudah Equiano. Africa, 71 (5). pp. 24-25.

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    Abstract

    Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 into a closely knit community in Eboe in the eastern region of today's Nigeria. His father was a village chief and the community enjoyed, for the most part, a happy and orderly existence where the men farmed and where, in Equiano's words, "when our women are not employed with the menin tillage, their usual occupation is spinning and weaving cotton, which they afterwards dye and make into garments". In his inland home Equuiano passed a peaceful childhood, the youngest of six brothers and one sister.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: 18th Century; Memoir; Olaudah Equiano; Sierra Leone;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 8224
    Depositing User: Helen Fallon
    Date Deposited: 17 May 2017 15:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Africa
    Publisher: St. Patrick's Missionary Society
    Refereed: Yes
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