Programme 4: The Perfect Zero

Synopsis   Location: Mali The Saharan desert way of life – dependent on water and camels The borders of Arab and Black Africa Towns of Arouane, Timboctou, Mopti, Djenne and the Bandiagora Escarpment in Dogon country Economic importance of salt and the Niger river Architectural and artistic achievements in ancient settlements Education as key to …

Programme 2: Cocoa, Slaves and Goo

Programme 2: Cocoa, Slaves and Goo Synopsis Location: Ghana, Benin Coastal trade before and after New World slavery African notions of time! Commodity production without industrial and trade rights – fruit, cocoa beans and cola nuts Ganvie (meaning peace at last) an African Venice on and above the water Voodoo  religion 5000 children per annum still sold …