By Ailsa Parkin

Stones Tell Stories at Osu: Memories of a Host Community of the Danish Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. By H. Nii-Adziri Wellington. Legon-Accra, Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers 2011 (2nd edition in press). Paperback, 342 pp. 76 colour illus. ISBN 978-9988-647-40-7

Denmark’s imperial and colonial history and its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade remains insufficiently interrogated, despite a few recent contributions to the subject: Denmark’s position as a small European nation and its short-lived engagement with the trade belies its significance as a slaving nation and imperial/colonial power during the eighteenth century. Talk of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade is also taboo in …read more      

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