You have just read The Interesting Narrative of Oladah Equiano. It is a firsthand account from a slave ship on the Middle Passage from England to the Caribbean. I will post a brief lecture about the reading to help guide discussion.
For Discussion: First I want you to focus on the imagery in Equiano’s piece. What do you find most compelling, or disturbing and why? There are several images that display the horridity of the boats, the treatment and conditions. So, pick one and post it, then explain why you chose it. Your second part is to contemplate what effect Equiano’s piece being an autobiography had on the effectiveness of the message. Oladah was a strong abolitionist and a large part of the British and American abolitionist movement.
From Norton Anthology American Literature, we are supposed to read Phyllis Wheatley & Oladah Equiano and then answer the questions.
The post Topic: Phyllis Wheatley & Oladah Equiano
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