By Christiana Oware Knudsen
The Theologian Slave dealer explores the lifetime of Fredericus Petersen, a mulatto followed in 1710 by means of a Danish Lutheran Priest at Christiansborg castle in what's now Ghana and who was once for that reason introduced again to Denmark as undefined. The Danish king, no much less, Frederik IV, used to be his godfather. Fredericus Petersen wrote a compelling autobiography which for a few years has been mostly missed.
In The Theologian Slave dealer, Dr Christiana Oware Knudsen, herself a Ghanaian who for fifty years has lived in Denmark, brings this autobiography, the overall announcement, to lifestyles and modern relevance by way of contextualising Africanus' event inside of a private observation on her own family members background in Ghana.
Dr Knudsen ways this old fabric with the full of life and fascinating procedure of an African story-teller, interweaving ancient proof with kin legends and documented impressions of the interval. In so doing, she additionally poses a couple of hard modern questions on facets of our figuring out of slavery and inter-cultural relations.