Project Team (Ghana)

Professor Emmanuel Saboro (Coordinator, at the University of Cape Coast)

Emmanuel Saboro








Emmanuel Saboro (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in African Literature, Memory and Slavery Studies at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He is a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), African Humanities Programme and currently the Director for the Centre for African and International Studies, University of Cape Coast. He obtained his doctoral degree at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull, England. He has extensively studied and published on oral and material cultures of enslavement amongst northern communities in Ghana over the last decade.

He is the author of Wounds of Our Past: Remembering Captivity, Enslavement and Resistance in African Oral Narratives (2022) published in the Global Slavery Series, Brill Leiden and Boston.

For Project AFRAB, Professor Emmanuel Saboro oversees and coordinates the AFRAB Project's research in Ghana and focuses, geographically, on northern Ghana and thematically on some key figures of Ghanaian abolitionism.

Anita Kporkpor Pobi

Anita Kporkpor Pobi











Anita Kporkpor Pobi is a Graduate student in the Department of History, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She obtained her BA (Hons) English and History from the University of Cape Coast in 2017. Her Mphil thesis examined women in the Supreme Court of the Fourth Republic of Ghana: 1991-2007. Her research interests include African history, Anti-slavery discourses, Africans in the Diaspora, Women and Judicial History. She is a Research Assistant on the AFRAB Ghanaian team covering Slavery and Abolition in the Asante and Fante Regions of the Nineteenth Century Gold Coast.

Samuel Ato Bentum

Samuel Ato Bentum








Samuel Ato Bentum is a graduate of the University of Cape Coast, Ghana where he had his first degree, B. A (Hons.) in Linguistics and English. He is currently a postgraduate student with the Department of English pursuing an MPhil in Literature-in-English. His research interests include Slavery and Anti-Slavery Discourses, Ghanaian Slave Literature, and African and African American/ Diaspora Studies.  He is a Research Assistant on the Ghana team on the AFRAB project, African Abolitionism: The Rise and Transformations of Anti-Slavery in Africa.