Cape Verde

A Place of Arrivals: Forging a nation’s Identity at Cidade Velha

The island of Santiago lies at a great crossroads on the Atlantic slave-trade route. After ten years of archaeological investigation, Christopher Evans and Marie Louise Stig Sørensen reveal the extraordinary story of this tiny island, whose fortunes rose and fell with the slave trade. First-time visitors to Cidade Velha can be forgiven for not recognising this pleasantly sleepy town as […]