Denmark’s colonial past in Ghana

Elmina Castle – one of the sites used in the Gold Coast film

Did you know that since the 1650s, Denmark had had a physical presence in present-day Ghana, trading brandy and gunpowder in exchange for human cargo destined for the New World?

And did you know that descendants from one Danish botanist called Wulff Joseph Wulff, who lived in Ghana, are still present in the country today? 

Guest blogger Kirsty Osei-Bempong shares some insight into the history in her review of the Danish-Ghanaian film Gold Coast.

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