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THE GAURDIAN – The paintings by the Trinidad-based artist Che Lovelace, displayed at St James’s church, Piccadilly, are the first permanent art commission to commemorate Cugoano, a significant but largely forgotten figure in the history of Black Britain.Cugoano was born near the coast of present-day Ghana, where he was kidnapped in 1770 by slave traders at the age of 13. He later wrote of the incident: “I was early snatched away from my native country, with about 18 or 20 more boys and girls, as we were playing in a field.”

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