Beyond the Door of No Return


The Door of No Return, on the island of Goree off the coast of Senegal, is where millions of Africans last touched their home continent’s soil, before they were transported to slavery in the Americas. When French naturalist Michel Adanson travels to Senegal in 1749, he hears the story of a woman who passed through the door – but then returned. He begins to search for this fabled woman, and soon his search becomes an obsession that leads him on a desperate journey through a land torn apart by slavery.

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