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Abina And The Important Men Analysis

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Before a law was created to protect slaves’ rights as people, numerous laws were established that treated slaves as property instead of human beings. The notion that slaves were subhuman led those deemed as superior to ignore the opinions and rights of slaves—ultimately preventing their voices from being heard. In the graphic novel, Abina and the Important Men, by Trevor R. Getz and Liz Clarke, the impassioned protagonist, Abina Mansah, fears that her voice was not heard in the courtroom where she argued that she was enslaved by Quamina Eddoo—a wealthy man who grows palm oil. However, Mansah became one of few slaves to actually pass the four stages of silencing by having her perspective recorded on a document, by having her document archived,
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