GOLD COAST: Human Sacrifice

Sir Ofori Atta was a stout, pious, blue-black man who ruled over Akim Abuakwa on Africa's Gold Coast. London knew him. Once he visited King George V to be knighted for his services to the Crown (supplying soldiers and bearers) in World War I. Again he went to London on business, as a director of Akim, Ltd., a diamond mining company. He wore a heavy golden crown, a purple and gold toga. Wherever he went, a small black boy in silk knee breeches walked before him. The boy was the repository of Sir Ofori's soul. He also carried Sir Ofori's...

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