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Current Events Freedom ! (The book) 20 Août 2015

By Emmanuelle Chérel, Marie-Hélène Jouzeau and Françoise Vergès

Freedom !
This word, which is repeated in several languages in the Memorial to the Abolition of Slavery, reveals the profound and insatiable need of those who fought against slavery.

Freedom !
Revolts and insurrections occur in the name of freedom, and in its name philosophers, economists, novelists, artists, feminists and slaves write to prove that slavery is a crime, the violation of fundamental and universal human rights.

By dedicating this Memorial to anti-slavery texts from all over the world, the designers Krzysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder have created a space where words prevent the loss of collective memory of slavery and activate the citizens’ remembrance.

104 pages,
Editions du Château des ducs de Bretagne
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