My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

The hot issue of slavery is still an issue that get pens writing and tongues speaking. Especially the Atlantic slave trade gets attention. Less attention is given to the Arab slave trade in Eastern Africa, with Zanzibar as an important hub. Even less attention is paid to the role played by Africans in the slave trade, not only in the West Coast and the East Coast, but also on the North Coast. Human trafficking on the coasts of the Mediterranean is not something new.

The Nigerian writer and consultant Asaobi Tricia Nwaubani writes in this article about a slave trader at the West Coast of Africa. This slave trader was her great-grandfather  Nwaubani Ogogo Oriaku. Even before the arrival of white folks at the Igbo doors, slave trading took place among them.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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