The RFI Ouidah Club, on the trail of the history of slavery

The door of no return in Ouidah, Benin.

© Delphine Michaud / RFI

By: Eric Amiens

2 min

The RFI Ouidah Club organized a visit to the memorial sites of the city of Ouidah such as "the Slave Route" or "the Door of No Return".

A way of recalling the history of the transatlantic slave trade.

1 million people were embarked from the city of Ouidah on slave ships bound for the colonies of the Americas.



With the participation of Guadeloupe, Emmanuel Gordien, virologist doctor, president of the March 23, 98 Committee, left in the footsteps of his ancestors in Benin, of Prince Serge Guezo, descendant of the king of Abomey, of Ernesto Alao, president of the RFI Ouidah Club.


Maxime Tchibozo (Club RFI Ouidah)


"African", OneDay 


Cécile Bonici

→ The film “Ebony Citizens”

follows Doctor Emmanuel Gordien in the footsteps of his ancestors.

→ Memories week: Traversière Theater.

Program originally aired on May 8, 2021.

►Also listen:

In the footsteps of slavery in Benin (Le Débat africaine, program

dated 2017



Europe and the lessons of its slavery past (Accents d'Europe, program

dated 2021).


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