A Slave Coffle at Rest, East Africa, Upper Nile Region, 1840s


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Source
L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 136

Comments
Captioned "Halte d'une caravane d'esclaves" (A stop/resting place for a slave coffle), shows a group of enslaved Africans linked by wooden poles, the so-called "Goree, or Slave-Stick; in center, the Arab slave trader is smoking a hookah or waterpipe. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138).