Tell me about the Slave Trade
Text by Jean-Michel Deveau. Foreword by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
Discovering the World series
UNESCO Publishing, 2007.
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This book aims to help its young readers become more aware of the racism behind the tragedy of the slave trade. It also describes how the slave trade brought with it profound cultural interactions that changed the knowledge and belief systems informing the world’s civilizations. An appreciation of the abiding influence of African cultures on other civilizations will help readers to defeat the prejudices that fuel racism.
The Discovering the World series is a collection of compact guides aimed at making subjects accessible for a young readers (from 10 years old onwards). They are intended for students of school or college age who need to prepare a text or presentation.