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The amazing Mary Frances Berry has a book review in the Washington Post today of Equiano the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man, the author of which (Vincent Carretta) has caused great controversy because of the evidence he has uncovered that the famous slave made up the story of his capture in Africa and Middle Passage to America. But all Berry says in the review is that the book “explores whether Equiano made a few mistakes–including his birthplace, which was either West Africa or South Carolina…”


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