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Figure 8

A satirical cartoon relating to African stereotypes

A cartoonist businessman from Lagos portrays the Walled-City as a terrifying series of displays, depicting violence, danger and primitivity. The cartoonist satirises the concept of Darkest Africa, thanking the curators for backing ‘up the lies we tell our sweethearts’ (West Africa, 16 August 1924, p 843)