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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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(Re) Writing the Slave Experiences: The Case of the Cape Coast Castle

T. Nartey and A.D. Kakraba
Corresponding Author:  Alexander Dakubo Kakraba 

Key words:  Castle, history, images, reso, rewriting, slavery,
Vol. 3 , (3): 236-243
Submitted Accepted Published
2011 March, 03 2011 April, 16 2011 May, 25

Kwadwo Opoku-Agyemang’s Cape Coast Castle provides an insight into the slave experience and adds more to the reader’s understanding of the poet’s world view of the slave experiences. The purpose of this paper is to examine the collection of poems in Cape Coast Castle and to show how the poems help (re)write the slave experiences. The poet situates the experiences in a symbolic moment and provides an entry point to the (re)writing of the history of slavery on the west coast of Africa. This also provides an opportunity to disclose and criticise what has been silenced. We also highlight some of the images employed by the poet to help the reader have a better appreciation of the slave experiences and also to evoke a collective resolve to challenge the people to forge ahead.
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T. Nartey and A.D. Kakraba, 2011. (Re) Writing the Slave Experiences: The Case of the Cape Coast Castle.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3): 236-243.
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