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Toby Green

Toby Green teaches Lusophone African history and culture at King’s College London.

Slavery and Cocoa

Toby Green, 11 April 2013

For centuries, the region that now straddles northern Angola and the western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo formed a political and cultural whole. South of what the BaKongo knew as the Zaire river lay the heartland of the Kingdom of Kongo, one of the most powerful states of West-Central Africa. Kongo sat at the crossroads of trade routes linking the forests of the interior with the...

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