Harriet Bachily Dakar


The women's museum

Visit the Slave Museum, a two-storey 18th-century dwelling housing exhibits documenting the role of women in Senegal. Females have played a key part in social relations with the colonizers since the colonial era, and also in the struggle for independence. All throughout, women in Senegal have been instrumental in building and holding together this society - some would say as much as or more so than men. Each room, as one gives way to the other, shows different aspects of this role and this development, and it's a fascinating story indeed.

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