The sincere fiction of Goree Island, Africa’s best-known slave trade memorial

Why the slave memorial Obama visited matters, even if its official history is mostly false.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jul 1, 2013

This map shows that Obama is really, really popular in Africa

His favorability rating in many African countries nearly doubles his approval at home. Why?

What Obama really saw at the ‘Door of No Return,’ a disputed memorial to the slave trade

Scholars concluded 20 years ago that the site was not really so important for the slave trade, but it still matters.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jun 28, 2013
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