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City walk with Literary Agenda: In the footsteps of the slave trade

Do you want to know more about the history of Sweden and the transatlantic slave trade? Learn about connections between slavery and today´s economy and how the heritage of slavery shapes the modern world? Welcome to join the city walk “In the footsteps of the slave trade” arranged by The Afro Swedish National Society (Afrosvenskarnas riksförbund) and the Economy museum (Ekonomiska museet, fd Kungl Myntkabinettet) in Stockholm.

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In early spring 2021 we read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The book starts in Ghana in the 18thcentury, at a fortress called Cape Coast Castle - a notorious slave depot. It´s not mentioned in the book, but this fortress was built by the Swedish Africa Company, a Swedish trading company founded in 1649. In the beginning the fortress was called Carolusborg, as an homage to King Karl X Gustav. The Swedish Africa Company traded iron, sugar, gold and slaves.

All readers and circle leaders in the SSE Literary Agenda are welcome to join the city walk “In the footsteps of the slave trade” arranged by The Afro Swedish National Society (Afrosvenskarnas riksförbund) and the Economy museum (Ekonomiska museet, fd Kungl Myntkabinettet) in Stockholm.

We follow all restrictions regarding covid 19.

The city walk will be held in English.

Thursday May 20, 18-19.30

Monday May 24, 18-19.30

We gather at Kungliga Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken 6 in Gamla stan.

Register to tinni.rappe@hhs.se – let us know what day you want to do the walk.

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