As in: “He arrived in Africa, one contemporary observed, a ‘strange and animating spectacle,’ a ‘free and enlightened African entering as an independent trader, with his black crew into that port which was so lately the Nidus of the slave trade.’”
Fortin, J. A., & Meuwese, M. (2014). Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World. Boston: Brill. p. 325.