Antera Duke

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Antera Duke (alive as late as 1788) was an 18th-century African slave dealer and Efik chief from Calabar in eastern Nigeria (now in Cross River State). His diary, written in Nigerian Pidgin English, was discovered in Scotland and published; this diary records his interactions with British merchants to whom he sold slaves; he writes about wearing "white man trousers" and entertaining the merchants he traded with.[1]


  1. ^ Pocock, Nigel; Victoria Cook. "The Business of Enslavement". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 2007-12-26.

Further reading[edit]

  • C. Dayll Forde (ed.), Efik Traders of Old Calabar (London: Oxford University Press, 1956) (contains Duke's diary)