The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Slave Market

What does Equiano feel is the most cruel part of the buying of the slaves in the market?

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I believe the answer to this question is the separation of familes. The following quote can be found in Chapter Two. If this question pertains to a specific chapter, please advise.

Why are parents to lose their children, brothers their sisters, or husbands their wives? Surely this is a new refinement in cruelty, which, while it has no advantage to atone for it, thus aggravates distress, and adds fresh horrors even to the wretchedness of slavery.


The Life of Olaudah Equiano