On the kidnapped African boy

Let us go back to the year 1707. A sailing vessel sailed from the Gold Coast to the Dutch port of Amsterdam, one of the most important ports and trading centers of its day. One of the people sailing on board was a very young boy, who was on his way to the German town of Wolfenbüttel, where he became part of the household of the Duke, was was a famous patron of the arts. The young boy was from the Gold Coast and he entered a completely new phase in his life.

Kwame Anthony has traced the journey of Amo Afer and published a book on him.  Here you will find an excerpt of this book. 

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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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