Acting Out: Performing memory of enslavement in Ouidah, Benin Republic
African American Studies
Using examples from Ouidah, Benin Republic this essay examines a few ways that the descendants of slave traders, enslaved and witnesses "act out" issues of trauma resulting from the slave-trading history, sometimes with the conscious hope of healing the physical and psychic rupture between African and African diasporic peoples; other times in a seemingly uncontrollable compulsion.
Pressley-Sanon, T. (2011). Acting Out: Performing memory of enslavement in Ouidah, Benin Republic. Journal of Pan African Studies, 4(5), 57–80.