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By Anne Bailey

it is an lousy tale. it is an lousy tale. Why do you need to convey this up now?--Chief Awusa of Atorkor

For centuries, the tale of the Atlantic slave alternate has been filtered during the eyes and files of white Europeans. during this watershed ebook, historian Anne C. Bailey specializes in thoughts of the exchange from the African viewpoint. African chiefs and different elders in a space of southeastern Ghana-once famously referred to as "the previous Slave Coast"-share tales that demonstrate that Africans have been investors in addition to sufferers of the exchange.

Bailey argues that, like sufferers of trauma, many African societies now event a fragmented view in their earlier that in part explains the blanket of silence and disgrace round the slave exchange. shooting rankings of oral histories that have been passed down via generations, Bailey reveals that, even supposing Africans weren't equivalent companions with Europeans, even their partial involvement within the slave alternate had devastating results on their background and id. during this unparalleled and revelatory ebook, Bailey explores the fragile and fragmented nature of ancient memory.

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