Professor, Precolonial & Lusophone African, King's College, London
Toby Green is professor of precolonial and lusophone African history and culture at King’s College, London. He is the author of A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution (Penguin/Chicago University Press, 2019) and The Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality, published by C Hurst & Co on 22 April 2021.
Abolition in Africa brought longed-for freedoms, but also political turmoil, economic collapse and rising enslavement
Africa, in its fullness
The West focuses only on slavery, but the history of Africa is so much more than a footnote to European imperialism