President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Goree Island, Senegal, was understandably a very emotional one, as it was for Nelson Mandela years ago. Many news reports indicate that the homage paid to the House of Slaves has caused a furor because of disputes on whether is an authentic historical site for slavery.
In Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South Atlantic–a book which has earned several glowing journal reviews, including the Journal of African History hailing it as “an important and provocative work” because “no other study so thoroughly chronicles the fraught and ambiguous history of memorializing slavery in the South Atlantic”–Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) illuminates the relationship between history and memory of slavery. Written in a highly accessible manner, this book is an important read not only for scholars of history and slavery but also for all who desire to learn more about the history of slavery. A special price promotion for this book will be posted later this summer on Facebook, so like Cambria Press to get the announcement!
Professors, if you would like to use this for your class, refer your librarian to the Cambria Press Desk Copy Plus Program that helps you get free versions for your students!
See also the highly praised Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images by Ana Lucia Araujo and her exciting new series Slavery: Past and Present!
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