A Son of Africa (1996)

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  • Featuring

    Cathy Tyson

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    United Kingdom

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Drama documentary telling the story of former slave Olaudah Equiano. Kidnapped from a West African village when he was eleven years old, Olaudah Equiano was shipped to a plantation in Virginia, USA. He fought for Britain in various wars and eventually bought his own freedom. He lived in Westminster, London in the 1780s and wrote his autobiography which became a sensational best seller.

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