ÀGÙDÀ FAMILIES: RETURNED FREEDMEN FROM BRAZIL

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I visited the Nigerian city Lagos about one year ago and I was surprised – ó ya mi l’ẹ́nu – walking through the “Brazilian quarter”, a district known locally as Pópó Àgùdà. Public signs with names like “Campos Square” point to an influential Spanish and Portuguese background, some remaining buildings still resemble the colonial architecture from Cuba and Brazil. I wanted to find out more about the people who returned to Lagos from the diaspora of slavery. With the help of photographer Aderemi Adegbite I published the blog story, “The 19th Century Yorùbá Repatriation”.