It is a sea serpent that has reappeared at regular intervals for nearly forty years. And the poet Amadou Lamine Sall, secretary general of the Gorée Foundation, has been moved by this in the last few days in an open letter. au Senegalese President Macky Sall which has circulated widely on Senegalese websites and social networks.
“I have made patience and self-sacrifice my mission companions. Major projects like that of the Gorée memorial cannot be translated into action without the consent of the prince. We have missed this sort of validation of political power for nearly twelve long and anxious years,” he writes.
The project is old. And Amadou Lamine Sall has some do a personal matter. Since the 1980s, the idea of building in Dakar, on the western ledge of the Cap-Vert peninsula, a memorial dedicated to Gorée has gradually taken hold. Island memorial enclave, at the same time a showcase of Senegal, located 3 km off the coast of Dakar, the island of Gorée – classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1978 – has indeed become a sanctuary dedicated to the memory of the treaty slave.
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