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Read through the following text twice before trying to answer the questions.

 

Olaudah Equiano was an African slave in London who gained his freedom, helped to support the end of slavery in Britain, and wrote about it in his autobiography. He was born in Nigeria in 1745 into the Igbo tribe. At the age of eleven Olaudah Equiano was kidnapped, along with his sister, and sold into slavery. He was sold several times until he was finally shipped to the Barbados and then to the Virginia colony in America. Sold again, Olaudah went to England with his owner Michael Pascal. A few years later, after learning English he was sold again and was taken to the Caribbean again, where he was able to buy his own freedom. His biography is considered to be one of the first slavery accounts documented by a former slave.

 

 

Now you have read it twice, have a go at answering the following questions independently. Use the format that has been set up for you on Purple Mash. 

 

  1.  I - How did we find out about Olaudah's life?
  2.  R - How did Olaudah become a free man?
  3.  R - What happened to Olaudah at the age of 11?
  4.  R - Who was Olaudah's owner when he went to England?
  5.  I - Why do you think that he decided to write down all about his life?

 

Home learners please could you submit your answers on Purple Mash.

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