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By Sandra E. Greene

Slavery in Africa existed for centuries sooner than it used to be abolished within the past due nineteenth century. but, we all know little approximately how enslaved participants, in particular those that by no means left Africa, noted their reviews. gathering by no means sooner than released or translated narratives of Africans from southeastern Ghana, Sandra E. Greene explores how those writings demonstrate the suggestions, feelings, and stories of these who skilled slavery and the slave exchange. Greene considers how neighborhood norms and the situations at the back of the recording of the narratives prompted their content material and influence. This remarkable research offers particular insights into how traditional West Africans understood and spoke of their lives in the course of a time of switch and upheaval.

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