The Attractions of Badagry

Charles Ajunwa and Solomon Elusoji took a trip to Badagry, one of the darkest and most fascinating historical landmarks in Nigeria, and write about the town’s golden offerings. Twelve-year-old Happiness Anya, a student of Royal Christian College, Lagos, looked curiously at the rusty chains before her. She had probably never seen anything like it before this class excursion to Badagry. […]

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‘Don’t call me Toby:’ The story of the slave who fought back

Kunta Kinte Island sits at the mouth of the Gambia River. Though tiny — it is barely big enough to house some ruins of its past and a baobab grove — the role it has played in world history has been large indeed. Because the Gambian river runs like an artery from the Atlantic into Africa, it was a crucial […]

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