The Question and Answer section for The Life of Olaudah Equiano is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Olaudah Equiano describes his captors as having “ornamented” bodies with scars and decoration that pointed to authority. He wonders about a society that would mutilate and disfigure themselves.
Chiefs native to his homeland willingly sell their own people to slave traders.
"Such a mode of obtaining slaves in Africa is common; and I believe more are procured this way, and by kidnapping than any other. When a trader wants slaves, he...