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.
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
Abolition in Africa brought longed-for freedoms, but also political turmoil, economic collapse and rising enslavement