The Life of Olaudah Equiano


how was equiano treated by his captors and owners while he was held in slavery in west africa

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As you can imagine, not very well. Equiano actually asks to be called by his real name (Jacob) and is shackled until he accepts his slave name. Slaves also had an "iron muzzle" around their mouths to keep them quiet. They could barely eat or breathe with it on.