n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Your Secret Language: Classics in the British Colonies of West Africa. Classical Diaspora, B. Goff : book review

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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In this stimulating contribution to Bloomsbury's series, Barbara Goff, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading, sets out to 'reconstruct a cultural history of Classics in the British colonies of West Africa' (p. 1), namely Sierra Leone, the Gold Coast (later Ghana) and Nigeria, in which, she argues, a relationship with Classical education, unique to African colonies, was forged.

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