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“My real name is not Louisa Wheatley. It is Farih Morowa, daughter of Bewnu, chief of the Fulani. The best translation of my name into English is “Gifted with Imagination.”  My masters changed it. They saw it as their right to do so, for they owned me. Mr. Wheatley bought me because he wanted a household slave to tend to his ailing wife. He responded
to a slave ship owner’s newspaper advertisement that offered young females as part of a cargo of human beings abducted from Senegal on the west coast of Africa and transported across the ocean to the New World.”

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