Less than a year after she arrived, however, young Bonetta developed a cough believed to be caused by the climate of Great Britain.
Oluale Kossola was taken from the Yoruba kingdom of Takkoi to Alabama in the 19th century. Photograph: Courtesy of McGill Studio Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama
The African religions migrated to the Americas in the slave ships; carried into the region in the spiritual beliefs held by those whose bodies the colonisers had entrapped, kidnapped and enslaved.
The Royal Palaces of Abomey are a group of monuments of great historical and cultural value.