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Abdel Kader Kane on the Slave Trade


We are warning you that all those who will come to our land to trade [in slaves] will be killed or massacred if you do not send our children back. [...] I repeat that if your intention is to always buy Muslim [slaves] you should stay home and not come to our country anymore. Because all those who will come can be assured that they will lose their lives.

Letter of Abdel Kader Kane, Almaami of Futa Toro, to the French Governor at Saint-Louis, 1789