The Question and Answer section for The Life of Olaudah Equiano is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Some Africans engaged in human sacrifice and practiced cannibalism. They projected these fears on the white invaders who looked strange and ominous.
Separating of families including mothers from their children was the new form of cruelty.
Training in the art of war would have been a tradition.
"Our whole district is a kind of militia: on a certain signal given, such as the firing of a gun at night, they all rise in arms and rush upon their enemy."
"I was trained up from my earliest...