Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Brazil's Only Slave Memoir to be Published in Portuguese for First Time

Of the four million Africans brought to Brazil as Slaves, only Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua wrote down his story. The memoir, first published in English when Baquaqua was a free man in Canada, will now be published in Protuguese as part of the drive to improve teaching of Afro-Brazilian history.

November 24, 2015