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Title:Repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade: the interior of the Bight of Biafra and the African diaspora
Editors:Brown, Carolyn Anderson
Lovejoy, Paul E.ISNI
Enechukwu, Anayo
Series:The Harriet Tubman series on African diaspora
City of publisher:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
ISBN:1592217664; 9781592217663
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Subjects:slave trade
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Abstract:This book is the outcome of the 2000 conference held at Nike Lake, Nigeria, to discuss the impact of slavery on the hinterland of the Gulf of Biafra, particularly Igboland. In the first part, covering the era of the Atlantic slave trade, the topic is introduced by C.A.Brown, P.E. Lovejoy, followed by essays on the 18th-century slave ports (P.E. Lovejoy, D. Richardson); Igbo slave journeys to the coast (J. Akuma-Kalu Njoku); the slave trade and the Ohafia warrior tradition (J.C. McCall); 'osu' (cult slaves) in the Atlantic trade (I.P.A. Ezikeojiaku); and Equiano on Igbo warfare (A.E. Afigbo). Part 2 covers Igbo diasporas in the Americas and investigates: the Igbo response to enslavement in the Americas (M.A. Gomez); Francisco Castaņeda in Nueva Granada (R. Soulodre-La France); the Ekpe cult in Cuba (C. Ayorinde); Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa, the African (V. Carretta, P.E. Lovejoy). Part 3 analyses the aftermath of the trade and looks at the interregnum at Aboh, 1844-62 (F.J. Kolapo); slave ownership in Nsukka in 19th c. (C.C. Opata, D.U. Opata); former slaves as evangelists (N.I. Omenka); the terms 'ohu' (slave) and 'amadi' (freeman) in northern Igboland (N.N. Osakwe); and 20th-c. emancipation struggles in South Nkanu (C.A. Brown). Part 4 covers contemporary memories and examines the 'aro ikeji' festival (E. Bentor); precolonial slave relationships at Nike (A. Harneit-Sievers); stigmatization of slave descendants in Igboland (P. Obi-Ani); and the 'Igbo landing' on Tattam Island, South Carolina (A.P.A. Busia). [ASC Leiden abstract]