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Abina and the important men : a graphic history / Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke.

Author/creator Getz, Trevor R.
Other author/creatorClarke, Liz.
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Descriptionxix, 179 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents The graphic history. Abina awakes -- The breaking of the beads -- The truth -- Life at Quamina Eddoo's house -- He did nothing good for me -- Abina silenced, Abina redeemed -- The Transcript -- Historical context. The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 -- The British civilizing mission -- The civilizing mission in the Gold Coast -- Slavery in the Gold Coast -- The Atlantic slave trade and abolition -- Abina Mansah and the important men -- Reading guide. Whose story is this? -- Is this a "true" story? -- Is this "authentic" history? -- Abina in the classroom. Abina for the world history classroom -- Abina for the African history/African studies classroom -- Abina and colonialism -- Abina and the history of slavery -- Gendering Abina's story.
Abstract This is an illustrated "graphic history" based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court. The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom, where Abina strives to convince a series of "important men"-- a British judge, two Euro-African attorneys, a wealthy African country "gentleman," and a jury of local leaders --that her rights matter.
Local noteLittle-357705--3051310629681
Genre/formGraphic novels.
LCCN 2011031033
ISBN9780199844395 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN0199844399 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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