Malik Al Nasir uncovers Sandbach Tinne’s Colonial Legacy
Liverpool performance poet, author and academic Malik Al Nasir, traces his roots back through plantation slavery in British Guiana, South America. His ancestors were part of the Liverpool and Glasgow Sandbach, Tinne & Co dynasty.
The company were shipowners, merchants, insurance brokers, bankers and plantation owners. They exported sugar, coffee, cotton, timber, molasses and rum from the Caribbean, and became extremely wealthy through the enslavement, trafficking, and forced labour of many tens of thousands of people.
Malik tells the fascinating story of his family history and his emotional journey of discovery. Malik is currently studying Sandbach Tinne & Co, for a PhD at The University of Cambridge, St Catharine’s College. He will also be joined by Liverpool historian Laurence Westgaph for a short in-conversation.
This is a free talk but places are limited so please book your free ticket in advance.
- Genealogy, slavery and the digital archive, University of Cambridge, Faculty of History
- Searching for my slave roots, BBC Online
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