Ghana, Togo and Benin: The Gold and Slave Coasts (at Mary Winspear Centre)


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Did you know that the first battle of World War I took place in Togo? Or that a Canadian missionary was instrumental in introducing Christianity to largely Muslim northern Ghana? Or that Ouidah in Benin is the Vodoun capital of Africa?

In this presentation we will journey from the coast of Ghana to the border of Burkina Faso, across northern Togo, and back to the coast again in Benin. The history of the three countries will be highlighted with an emphasis on their early role in trans-Sahara trade, their later role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the role colonialism has played in their development into modern independent states.

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