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Authoring slavery: Authorship and agency in narratives of slavery in Ghana

Projekter: ProjektForskning

  • Københavns Universitet
  • Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
  • University of Ghana
  • University of Cape Coast
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This collective research project with participation of researchers from Denmark and Ghana engages with contemporary imprints of the complex history of slavery in Ghana, asking the question: How does authorship condition political agency in narratives of slavery in Ghana? The project entails a close collaboration between Danish and Ghanaian researchers working together through a series of seminars and events in both countries. Our central hypothesis is that the contemporary political and cultural narratives related to the contested history of slavery have been shaped through strategic uses of different forms of authorship.. We investigate this thesis through three secondary research questions: 1) How do forms of authorship shape narratives on the memory of slavery in Ghana? 2) How are forms of authorship used to sustain and develop political positions in relation to slavery in Ghana. 3) How do forms of authorship in Ghana reproduce and/or counter global discourses on slavery, aid and human rights?
Kort titelAuthoring slavery
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/202131/05/2024




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