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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