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11 - Who Visited Gorée Island on 27 June 2013?

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africa’s Long-Run Development

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2022

Johan Fourie
Affiliation:
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Gorée is a small island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal. Enjoying an exquisitely grilled filet de saint pierre in one of the harbour restaurants as the sun sets, it is easy to imagine the place as a summer resort for the West African rich and famous. But below its serene exterior lies a dark history.

On 27 June 2013 one of the descendants of the people who suffered under this dark history recounted her visit.

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Our Long Walk to Economic Freedom
Lessons from 100,000 Years of Human History
, pp. 58 - 64
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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