By Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
Iyunolu Folayan Osagie is a local of Sierra Leone, from the place the Amistad's shipment of slaves originated. She digs deeply into the Amistad tale to teach the historic and modern relevance of the incident and its next trials. whilst, she exhibits how the incident has contributed to the development of nationwide and cultural id either in Africa and the African diasporo in America--though in intriguingly assorted ways.
This pioneering paintings of comparative African and American cultural feedback exhibits how inventive arts have either proven and fostered the importance of the Amistad rebel in modern racial discourse and within the collective thoughts of either countries.
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