Hi, I need help with essay on Venture Smith and Olaudah Equiano. Paper must be at least 500 words. Please, no plagiarized work!
Venture and Olaudah narrate similar experiences about their early lives in Africa and their capture. Both belong to tribes living in villages in Guinea in interior Africa. It is evident from their narratives that Africans possess a rich and unique culture much before the advent of colonialism. Venture and Olaudah belong to noble families and are captured as little boys. It is tragic to see that the system of slavery has its roots in African society itself: both writers describe the custom of warring tribes making slaves of the vanquished. This system is exploited by the white men who arrive on the African coast. Olaudah states that “When a trader wants slaves, he applies to a chief for them, and tempts him with European goods” and Venture says that the marauding Africans “were instigated by some white nation who equipped and sent them to subdue and possess the country.” It is the warring natives who facilitate the slave trade.