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The book you see above is The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, a book used in classrooms all across the nation. Randomly, Jigga’s image was used for the most recent 2008 edition. To the left is the true image of Olaudah Equiano, an image that has been used for all of the other editions.
We’re not quite sure what kind of statement they’re trying to make by using Hov now, so pop it to get the synopsis of the book
He was born, he tells us in his Interesting Narrative of his life, in Essaka, a small village in what is today eastern Nigeria that was ruled by the powerful eighteenth century King of Benin. His parents prophetically named him Olaudah Equiano, to signify his expected role as a leader—as one favored and who spoke with a loud voice. They dressed him after the tradition of their greatest warriors. Through age ten or eleven he was rooted in the cultural, spiritual, economic, religious and political customs of this charming fruitful vail, which he describes as ‘a nation of dancers, musicians, and poets.’
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AANNDD…although he may not have ok’d the ‘ish above, he most certainly ok’d his likeness on the cover of Cigar Aficianado Mag.