Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua:his passage from slavery



“Baquaqua, born in the town of Djougou (in northern Benin) in the 1820s and raised as a Muslim, lived a busy life as an ironsmith and palace servant. Then he was kidnapped and transported to Recife in about 1845. In 1847 he arrived in New York and there was able to gain his freedom. He then went to Haiti for two years, returned to New York, and in 1850 began studies at Central College. “This exemplary volume is worthy of study and emulation…. Extensive detail and clear overview of the present edition contrast powerfully with the previous versions.” – International Journal of African Historical Studies”

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