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Nigeria's man in London.

Permit me to comment on the interview granted by Nigeria's acting high commissioner in London, Mr Dozie Nwanna (NA, Nov). He maintained that our forefathers should share equal responsibilities with the slave masters for the evils of the slave trade. I would like him to tell us how much the slave masters paid for a slave, and how much they (the slave masters) got out of the slave thereafter? Yes, some of our forefathers collaborated in the slave trade, but who determined the prices for the slaves? Or is a piece of mirror, box of matches, some cubes of sugar or bottles of rum equal to a human being? And was it really "trade"? Did the forefathers profit as much as the slave masters? The fact that Dozie Nwanna was chosen to declare the Slavery Museum in Liverpool open, goes to prove that he is still under the clutches of the white man who will go to any length to make a weak and fearful African dance to his tune in exchange for acceptance in their midst.

Chux Ugwaka

Hamburg, Germany
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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Ugwaka, Chux
Publication:New African
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jan 1, 2008
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