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Situated On the West coast of Africa, Ghana is a country of c.25 million people. This study focuses on the remote northern regions of Bulsa and Kasema.

Bulsa and Kasema Districts

The Districts of Bulsa and Kasema in the northern region of Ghana still have memories of slavery within their cultures.

Detail from Bulsa and Kasema Districts

The settlements of Basiik-Basisaem, Kayoro and Nanea feature in the video and oral history research undertaken.

Video History

Route to the Pikworo Slave Camp

The songs and dances of the Bulsa and Kasema people embody the underlying insights into their cultural experience of slavery through communal memory. These videos include a selection of views of important sites and locations, as well as actual footage of the songs and dances that inform this research.

Transcriptions and Translations

Seated tribes people mtelling stories

The words and meaning of the songs that are sung informs the process of understanding how a new perspective may be embraced: the perspective of the communities literally affected and effected by slavery.

Images and Maps

The Venn Building on an open day

Accompanying the oral and visual representations within this research, a selection of images and maps are available to better inform the study.

  • Emmanuel Saboro
  • WISE and the History subject group

Emmanuel Saboro

Emmanuel Saboro is a PhD student with WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation) and the History subject group at Hull. He is expecting to complete his studies in 2014. See more about Emmanuel here.

WISE and the History subject group

WISE (Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation) and the History subject group at the University of Hull undertake research into multiple aspects of slavery and emancipation.

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