Door of No Return: The Legend of Gorée Island

by Steven Barboza | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0525651888 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 4/1/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 01, 2018
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and every once in a while they even write home to say what they've been doing.

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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

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at UH Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 01, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (4/1/2018 UTC) at UH Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Saturday, March 31, 2018: left with the statue of Dr. Donnis Thompson, an African-American woman who had a significant impact on women's athletics in Hawaii. (Larger photo here.)

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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