By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe
January 22, 2019
“Kojo [or Cudjoe] was the Asante name for a boy born on Monday.”
—Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
Theodore Lewis is angry that Selwyn Cudjoe has written about a racist white slave holder. He is equally as angry that Bridget Brereton, one of our most distinguished historians, who happens to be a white woman, spoke favorably of my efforts. He writes: Professor Brereton “is an unlikely defender of Cudjoe, given her scathing disavowal of him in her published essay ‘All ah we is not one’ in which she disparages what she calls the ‘African narrative’ of local discourse” (Express, January 12).
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