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June 29th 2021
Published: June 29th 2021
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Gambia 2020, road trip. Banjul, Kololi, Kunta Kinteh Island in Gambia River, Abca´s Creek Lodge & Tianji, fishermen village

The book "Roots" by Alex Haley tells the story of Kunta Kinteh, his great great grandfather, that was captured and transported to America in the XVIII century by the slave trade. At that time, the Gambia River was a mayor waterway for slave trade inside Africa.


I read "Roots" when I was 15 in Junín, my hometown... then I lived Kunta Kinteh´s story as a great adventure. Overwhelmed by surprised, I visited his home village Albreda, on the Gambia River, and we sailed 3 km to the former Fort Jame (1755) & James Island where slaves were kept.


Africa in the XXI century ...





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James Island (Kunta Kinteh Island)
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The Gambian Slave Museum in Albreda.
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Albreda village on the river, Kunta Kinteh birth place
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Albreda village on the river, Kunta Kinteh birth place
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Fort James & James Island 1755. Kunta Kinteh Island. West African slave trade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Fort James & James Island 1755. Kunta Kinteh Island. West African slave trade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Fort James & James Island 1755. Kunta Kinteh Island. West African slave trade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Fort James & James Island 1755. Kunta Kinteh Island. West African slave trade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Fort James & James Island 1755. Kunta Kinteh Island. West African slave trade, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


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