Door of No Return: The Legend of Gorée Island
ISBN: 0525651888 Global Overview for this book
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Ex-library hardcover from the Punahou Carnival.
The Door of No Return on Gorée Island was one that imprisoned Africans passed through on their way to the slave ships that took them to America: the small island off the coast of Senegal was a major port for the slave trade.
This brief book, illustrated with photos by the author - and thankfully, a map - looks at the history of the island and its current status as a tourist destination and a monument to human suffering.
Themes for the first quarter re-do of Secretariat's 2018 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Release Challenge:
Week 2: African/black authors & stories (Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday)
Week 7: heritage & history (Canada's Heritage Week) - cover photo is of an historic site
Week 12: nonfiction
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Released for Secretariat's 2018 NJABBIC Challenge (week 13: 1st quarter re-do), Secretariat's Oh, the Places We Can Go challenge, and FireGirl's Four Elements challenge.
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