Warua Slave-Driver and Slave

Description

This sketch shows a captive African woman, with a mask over her head walking in front of a Warua male, with a spear. The image is not described in the text, but it appears the mask is attached to some sort of line which winds around the waist of the slave driver and then attaches to the wrist of the captive female. Based on observations made in November, 1874, among the Warua, a group in Tanganyika. Verney Lovett Cameron (1844–1894) was the first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea. His travel memoirs contain valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent from north to south, including using the great lakes as a Cape to Cairo connection.

Source

Verney Lovett Cameron, Across Africa (New York, 1877), p. 309.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Cameron309

Spatial Coverage

Africa--East Central

Citation

"Warua Slave-Driver and Slave", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed January 26, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/388
This sketch shows a captive African woman, with a mask over her head walking in front of a Warua male, with a spear. The image is not described in the text, but it appears the mask is attached to some sort of line which winds around the waist of the slave driver and then attaches to the wrist of the captive female. Based on observations made in November, 1874, among the Warua, a group in Tanganyika. Verney Lovett Cameron (1844–1894) was the first European to cross equatorial Africa from sea to sea. His travel memoirs contain valuable suggestions for the opening up of the continent from north to south, including using the great lakes as a Cape to Cairo connection.
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