• I believe there are few events in my life which have not happened to many; it is true the incidents of it are numerous, and, did I consider myself an European, I might say my sufferings were great; but when I compare my lot with that of most of my countrymen, I regard myself as a particular favorite of heaven, and acknowledge the mercies of Providence in every occurrence of my life.

    Olaudah Equiano, Olaudah Equiano / Gustavus Vassa. (2013). “The Interesting Narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano (Written by Himself).”, p.19, Alejandro's Libros