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When a vessel arrived to conduct us away to the ship, it was a most horrible scene; there was nothing to be heard but rattling of chains, smacking of whips, and the groans and cries of our fellow men.... All my help was cries and tears and these could not avail.
I must own, to the shame of my own countrymen, that I was first kidnapped and betrayed by some of my own complexion, who were the first cause of my exile and slavery; but if there were no buyers, there would be no sellers.
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Ottobah Cugoano, also known as John Stuart, was an African abolitionist and natural rights philosopher from Ghana who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth century.
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