My First Encounter With A Racist Was On The World’s Oldest Ship

It was the tail end of the year 2002, when the world’s oldest passenger ship at that time- MV Doulos, suddenly showed up in my town (Port Harcourt, Nigeria). “Were they lost? or were we headed for another round of slave trade?” I naively queried, as an eleven year old who was getting up to speed with History classes. MV Doulos, wasn’t exactly as glamorous as the Titanic (not like we cared), but it was certainly worth the hype. Schools within the town, took turns visiting the Doulos ship which…

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