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Ghana's sea of sculpted slave heads commemorate slave trade, 400 years on

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My Tribe T.V
16 Aug 2019

As the year 2019 marks 400 years since the commencement of the transatlantic slave trade, Ghanaian artist Kwame Akoto-Bamfo has been sculpting hundreds of faces to represent the men and women who fell victim to slavery.

Akoto-Bamfo has placed the sculptures in Ada Foah, which was a major slave market in the 19th century when the region was under British rule.

Akoto-Bamfo says he has borrowed from the ancient Akan tradition of creating portraits of the dead.

Akoto-Bamfo's aim is to keep Ada Fo…
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TrillOne
TrillOne 12 months ago

Thank you for this.

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