Opinion

Edward Colston, History Wars and the Legacies of Slave Owners In Nigeria, By Abdulbasit Kassim

Should our society continue to honour the legacies of slaveowners and those who played active roles in the trans-Atlantic and trans-Saharan slave trade? Should our society continue to name monuments, schools, streets, stadiums, and other landmarks after them, even though we are all aware of their dark legacies?... This is…
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Opinion

Victorian Lagos: the Slave Economy and Inversion of Oshodi Tapa, By ‘Damola Awoyokun

My attention has been drawn to the press statement issued by the Oshodi Tapa family titled, “Oshodi Tapa wasn’t a slave of Oba Kosoko, says family” (The Guardian, May 6, 2015), which is a response to my review of Professor Adeyemo Elebute’s magnificent biography, The life and Times of James…
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