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This remains one of the few biographies of a slave born in Africa who left a detailed account of his life and struggle for freedom in America.

Baquaqua was enslaved in northern Benin in the early 1840s, taken south through Togo to Ouidah, the port of Dahomey, shipped to Pernambuco in Brazil, and sold to a merchant from Rio, who sold him to a ship captain, who took him to Ne

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Hardcover, 278 pages
Published November 19th 2007 by Markus Wiener Publishers (first published June 2001)
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Bruno Greggio
História fundamental, contada da perspectiva de alguém que, convertido em mercadoria pelo sistema escravagista, sofreu suas piores violências. Fundamental para brasileiros, sobretudo, pelo confronto entre as formas de tratamento e opções de vida para os africanos escravizados após a proibição do tráfico pela Inglaterra e antes da Lei Euzébio de Queirós (1850).
É bom salientar que, na narrativa, é perceptível, a todo o momento, a mão do editor Samuel Moore. Apesar de ser o autor, Baquaqua não é o
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