Anthea Turner: Her part in the slave trade

What an offhand celebrity comment can tell us about the legacy of empire

Anthea Turner perkily stands in front of a dungeon in a Ghanian slave fort. She points her thumb at the sign about the door -‘Male Slaves’- then, grinning at the camera, she quips:

‘I can think of a few fellas I wouldn’t mind putting in there!’




Now, as we isolate from each other, is the time to obsess, to dream, to wonder, to fantasise. This is a place to share those mental wanderings.

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