SLAVE HOUSE OR WOOLD HOME

Vintage plate 2018

This house was built in 1835, shortly after the installation in Agbodrafo of a fraction of the Adjigo clan driven from Aného and led by Chief Assiakoley. The slave trade on Togolese shores lasted from the last quarter of the th century until the th century. It officially ended on 27 January 1952, when the Crown envoy of England visited the king with a message and a cane symbolizing the end of slavery: «Sent by the Queen of England as a symbol of the abolition of slavery in the head of Porto Seguro». A recent rediscovery, the Slave House has received the support of UNESCO for its renovation and is included in the list of sites submitted by Togo to World Heritage. The Afro-Brazilian style building has remained almost intact since then. Discover the underground labyrinth where slaves enter the house. In the central room of the house, the trappe allows access to the basements where the prisoners were crammed. We must go down the floor in bad condition to realize the inhumane treatment inflicted on slaves. Some antique furniture still decorate the living room. A symbolic place filled with history. The visit can disappoint more than one, but everything is in the symbolism.

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SLAVE HOUSE OR WOOLD HOME

  Agbodrafo
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General note: 3.5/5
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Visitée en février 2014.
Dans la rue qui mène à la plage, il faut demander le chemin car il n'est plus indiqué à proximité de la Maison des Esclaves, ni affiché à l'entrée.
Cette Maison incontournable de la région Maritime, principalement pour ne pas oublier.
L'entrée dans la cave où était enfermés les esclaves est un grand moment d'émotion
Notice filed on 04/25/2015 
2/5
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Aucun affichage de tarif, le "guide" vous piège en vous demandant, en fin d'une courte visite sans éclairage, si vous avez lu "le petit futé"et vous annonce le prix : 2 000F.
Procédé limite!
Pas grand chose a voir, lieu sombre, plancher en très mauvais état, dangereux.
Notice filed on 11/07/2013 
3/5
C'est vrai que pour trouver, c'est vraiment pas facile! Le site a vraiment besoin d'être rénové, notamment le plancher dont on a l'impression qu'il va craquer sous nos pied! Le guide est très sympathique.
Notice filed on 08/24/2010 
5/5
Heureusement que la population Togolaise est très accueillante, car pour trouver la maison des esclaves il faut en vouloir, aucun panneau indicatif. mais une fois arrivée nous rencontrons un guide exceptionnel...A voir...
Notice filed on 08/10/2010 

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