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By Anne Bailey

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

For centuries, the tale of the Atlantic slave alternate has been filtered in the course of the eyes and documents of white Europeans. during this watershed e-book, historian Anne C. Bailey specializes in thoughts of the alternate 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 alternate.

Bailey argues that, like sufferers of trauma, many African societies now event a fragmented view in their previous that in part explains the blanket of silence and disgrace round the slave alternate. taking pictures ratings of oral histories that have been passed down via generations, Bailey unearths that, even though Africans weren't equivalent companions with Europeans, even their partial involvement within the slave exchange had devastating results on their background and identification. during this remarkable and revelatory booklet, Bailey explores the fragile and fragmented nature of ancient memory.

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