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 … Continue reading My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader

THE LAND OF THE FATHERS


The Liberia-born (1973) writer Vamba Sherif lives in The Netherlands. He is a man with a knack for languages. This book was written in Eglish and translated into Dutch and published in Dutch. I do not know if this book has been published in English as well.  In this book Sherif returns to his country … Continue reading THE LAND OF THE FATHERS

review ZWARTE HUID, ORANJE HART


This book is in some way related to the bestseller by the Dutch writer Arthur Japin, who wrote about two boys from the Gold Coast who stayed at the Dutch royal court in the 19th century. The book was titled ‘black with a white heart’. Two princes from the royal court of the Ashanti have … Continue reading review ZWARTE HUID, ORANJE HART