The Life of Olaudah Equiano

Why was Equiano in despair in the West Indies?

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I believe that Equiano was in despair at the thought of the voyage..... not so much the West Indies.

Thus, at the moment I expected all my toils to end, was I plunged, as I supposed, in a new slavery; in comparison of which all my service hitherto had been 'perfect freedom;' and whose horrors, always present to my mind, now rushed on it with tenfold aggravation. I wept very bitterly for some time: and began to think that I must have done something to displease the Lord, that he thus punished me so severely.


The Life of Olaudah Equiano