The Cartographer's Chronicles
Exploring coast to coast of Africa, one step at a time!
Recent International News: The Line of Demarcation
The Slave Business
An Interview with Ama Abey
Kenny: Welcome Mr. Abey.
Abey: It's nice to be here.
Kenny: Now according to my research that means Water Leaf, correct?
Abey: Yes, very well done. It comes from when I was a boy. They called me leaf because I spent so much time hiding in trees. And they named me water because I was one of the best swimmers.
Kenny: I always enjoy hearing back stories to names. Now tell me how do you feel about the colonization of your world.
Abey: To be honest Ken, I am very distraught. All you people have done is brought, war, disease, and famine.
Kenny: How’s that?
Abey: Well when they first came we showed them nothing but hospitality, gave them food, showed them to farm. You know they were strangers and we were being nice. But then they started to encroach on our land.
Kenny: That must have been disheartening, giving them so much and getting nothing in return.
Abey: It was very much. We started to warn them they were taking too much space and they started to hurt us with their guns. We could not compete. Our spears did nothing against their leather hides.
Kenny: So I'm assuming you lost.
Abey: Yes, and they ravaged our living spaces, killed our women, and enslaved the men and strong children.
Kenny: I'm very sorry for your loss, and sorry to say that we are out of time. Thank you so much for giving me the time to interview you.
Abey: Happy to be here!
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Osei Tutu: A Remembrance of this Great Military Leader
Osei Tutu was the founder of the Asante Kingdom. He was captured by his enemy Denkyara, and was going to be held in court but escaped and fled to the state Akwamu. He then lead a small Akwamun force and combined forces with a Kumasi and fought the Denkyara, ending with a victory. He then became the powerful king of the nation. He served the nation for sixteen years and the most important leader of this kingdom. His military prowess was renowned throughout the nation and is known to make the most powerful state in the area. Unfortunately, he drew his last breath in the year 1717 in a battle against the neighboring kingdom, the Akyem. It is now a perfect time to remember all that he did and be thankful for the kingdom he leaves behind. May he be remembered by all and may songs of hardships flow through the nation for all to here!
Travel to Goa
The Portuguese have been front runners in the search of new land. They have recently aquired a new island off of the coast of India called Goa. The newest head of exploration, Afonso de Albuquerque, was the one to take this delectable piece of land that will be a key place of trade with Asia and an important part of our colonization of East Asia, especially India. This island had for a long time been controlled by Muslim princes. Using a very efficient process of a lot of firepower from twenty three ships, Afonso assaulted and took over Goa in about half a year. During the attack, there was a time when things seemed bleak and the Muslims had seemed to get the best of Afonso again, like in Cochin, but Afonso turned things around and completely flushed out all Muslims from the island and had claimed it for the power of Portugal.
Leonardo’s Linen Factory
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Ferdinand Magellan: World Renowned Explorer Will Be Missed
Vasco Da Gama: We Will Always Remember the Spice King
Fernando's Trading Post
Get your African slaves here! Get them now before the next shipment of captives arrives!
We also have textiles, metalwork, rum, tobacco, and various weapons and waiting to be traded for! Come visit the well-renown trading post that everyone is talking about!
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