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African Snow is the extraordinary story of a forgotten hero in the battle to abolish slavery. Olaudah Equiano's ascent from the living hell of a slave ship to become the leading black voice in the British abolition campaign is one of the most compelling and moving stories of any era.

African Snow documents an historic meeting between Equiano and the English sailor John Newton, well-known as the converted slave-trader who gave the world its most famous hymn, Amazing Grace. 

Both men survived to write remarkable accounts of their experiences and with the backing of Yorkshire MP William Wilberforce (inspired by their work and whose contribution towards abolishing the Trade in African Slaves is being celebrated across the country exactly 200 years later) would later offer crucial testimony before parliament. The rest is history...