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[...] the trans-Atlantic slave trade had an immediate, detrimental, economic, demographic, political, and social impact on African societies and cultures and continues to do so well into the twenty-first century. The traumatic effects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade have had centuries to unleash themselves, unlike those of other equally dramatic but more recent historical events like World War I, the Holocaust, or the bombing of Hiroshima.
THE CURSE OF CONSTANT REMEMBRANCE: THE BELATED TRAUMA OF THE SLAVE TRADE IN AYI KWEI ARMAH’S FRAGMENTS LAURA MURPHY In the early days our forebears sold their kinsmen into slavery for minor items such as beads, mirrors, alcohol, and tobacco. These days, the tune is the same, only the articles have changed into cars, transistor radios, and bank accounts. Nothing else has changed, and nothing will change in the foreseeable future.
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