Christiana Oware Knudsen The Theologian Slave Trader Book

Christiana Oware Knudsen The Theologian Slave Trader Book

The Theologian Slave Trader

A Personal commentary on Fredericus Svane Africanus autobiography The Theologian Slave Trader explores the life of Fredericus Petersen, a mulatto adopted in 1710 by a Danish Lutheran Priest at Christiansborg Fort in what is now Ghana and who was subsequently brought back to Denmark as a teenager The Danish king, no less, Frederik IV, was his godfather Fredericus Peterse A Personal commentary on Fredericus Svane Africanus autobiography The Theologian Slave Trader explores the life of Fredericus Petersen, a mulatto adopted in 1710 by a Danish Lutheran Priest at Christiansborg Fort in what is now Ghana and who was subsequently brought back to Denmark as a teenager The Danish king, no less, Frederik IV, was his godfather Fredericus Petersen wrote a compelling autobiography which for many years has been largerly ignored In The Theologian Slave Trader, Dr Christiana Oware Knudsen, herself a Ghanaian who for 50 years has lived in Denmark, brings this autobiography, The General Declaration, to life and contemporary relevance by contextualising Africanus experience within a personal commentary on her personal family history in Ghana Dr Knudsen approaches this historical material with the lively and engaging approach of an African story teller, interweaving historical facts with family legends and documented impressions of the period In so doing, she also poses a number of challenging contemporary questions about aspects of our understanding of slavery and inter cultural relations

Title : The Theologian Slave Trader
Author :  Christiana Oware Knudsen
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Isbn : 1782280707
Format : ebook
Pages : 206 pages

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