March 11, 2005
Deafening Silence on the Slave Trade; Studying the Origins of Atlantic History
In southern Ghana along the stretch of land off the Atlantic coast formerly known as the old Slave Coast, now known as Eweland, on many a night the striking rhythms of the drums can be heard from many miles away. They are so sure, so insistent in telling their story. With the Ewe talking drum leading the pack, stories of long ago are revealed one by one.
Yet we do not know the whole story. Here and on the other side of the Atlantic, in fact wherever people of African descent are to be