By Anne Bailey

ISBN-10: 0807055123

ISBN-13: 9780807055120

ISBN-10: 0807055131

ISBN-13: 9780807055137

it truly is an lousy tale. it truly 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 files of white Europeans. during this watershed booklet, historian Anne C. Bailey makes a speciality of thoughts of the alternate from the African point of view. African chiefs and different elders in a space of southeastern Ghana-once famously known as "the outdated Slave Coast"-share tales that demonstrate that Africans have been investors in addition to sufferers of the exchange.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 previous that partly explains the blanket of silence and disgrace round the slave exchange. shooting ratings of oral histories that have been passed down via generations, Bailey unearths that, even if Africans weren't equivalent companions with Europeans, even their partial involvement within the slave exchange had devastating results on their historical past and id. during this unheard of and revelatory e-book, Bailey explores the fragile and fragmented nature of ancient memory.

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