Once one of the centers of the triangular trade in Africa, Gorée, a small island off the coast of Sénégal, serves today as a symbol of the inhumanity and evils of slavery. Joseph N’Diaye is the curator of Gorée’s House of Slaves, from which thousands of slaves were shipped to the Americas. In Il fut un jour à Gorée . . . he follows the fictional path of Ndioba, from her capture as a child by local slave traders to her death on a Caribbean plantation. This poignant tale is mingled with a historical account of the tragedy of slavery, relating over three centuries of forced migration, human exploitation, punishments, revolts, and political struggle for abolition. With simple words, this text will prove instructive to both children and their parents, so that the memory of slavery does not fade away.