Swimming into past history.

Position:Kaleidoscope - Swimming race in Senegal - Brief article

Hundreds took part in this year's race to swim 5km between the Senegalese capital Dakar and an old slave island known as lie de Goree.

The race welcomes both professionals and amateurs and was won by a Senegalese marine--yet is also seen as a cultural event in which swimmers remember the country's history in the time of colonialism.

Tens of thousands of west Africans were transported across the Atlantic from the island, where a fort...

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