Africans in India – The Forgotten Tribe

J. Sigaud African Migration the Slave Route Project continued… India ‘Elite’ Slavery Africans were trafficked and enslaved almost over the entire world and you find their descendants today from the deep dense jungles of India to the plains of Montana. Some have assimilated into societies so they are not necessarily easily identifiable as Africans, whilst […]

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Slavery & Remembrance: Olaudah Equiano also known as Gustavus Vassa the African

                                    OLAUDAH EQUIANO                                                          … AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (1745 – 1797)             […]

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Olaudah Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Free Zoom Event

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY  presents   OLAUDAH EQUIANO: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (1745-1797)   TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 2020 from 7:30pm to 9pm    From Enslavement to becoming a Businessman, Explorer, Community Activist, Abolitionist and Best-Selling Author, this event celebrates Equiano’s extraordinary life and his contribution to African literary and cultural heritage. His book, The Interesting Narrative (1789), is positioned at […]

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Henry Box Brown – The slave who mailed himself to freedom

From Slavery to Show Business A new book about Henry “Box” Brown  by Kathleen Chater. Henry Box Brown is well-known in America for remarkably escaping slavery. In 1849 he organised for himself to be nailed up in a box and posted from Virginia to Philadelphia  where he was received by abolitionists. Although he remained in […]

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Slavery: The Global Dispersion of the African People

By Joy Sigaud   Anyone who has had their DNA tested will have noticed groups of people carrying the same DNA in far fetched regions. How did this come to be one would ask oneself? A Tongan ancestor? It may well be the case as our ancestry is so diverse that nothing is impossible nor […]

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Legacy Of The Sugar Plantations

By Joy Sigaud From the lush groves of cane Standing in majestic rows under vivid blue sky Tall green grasslike feathered poles The juice is sweet, Who would ask for sweeter Who could ask for more. That sweet tooth is with us still today. They, the plundered, chop chop chop in season with their machetes […]

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African, Afro-Caribbean or just British

    African, Jamaican or Just British? A Jamaican’s journey written by J. Sigaud           Long Ago And Far Away There is a world that exists No one knows about it They have civilisations, structures, tribes, hierarchies and wars Just like everywhere else,  save the poverty, filth and degradation of many but […]

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The Amazon Warriors – The Greatest African Women of War – The Mino, Mothers of Benin

The Amazons. That was the name given by the French to the mighty female warriors whom they confronted and finally defeated in 1892 after great and wholesome battles in the kingdom that was formerly known as Dahomey. Originally known as the Mino, meaning “our mothers”  they were an all  female military regiment.  First formed in […]

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Frederick Douglass’ Narrative…Book Review

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave is a must read for those who wish to begin to understand or contemplate the life of a slave in the 18th Century Americas. Born  around 1817/1818 Frederick Douglass was himself enslaved for twenty years. Whilst conditions varied somewhat throughout the southern states of America,  […]

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