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

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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11 Responses

  1. Excellent We should never forget this atrocity not only is this respecting what our ancestors went through it is also as you say remembering we
    Have rights and I would add the right to be who we are without being dehumanised which is the whole point of Racism

  2. Don’t forget your slave trade long before America, and here’s the kicker, it’s still going on in parts of Africa.

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