Place of memory

Statues from the Slave Route

Place: Saint-Paul – Sea front
Date: 2005
Artist: C. Rabemanjara; Dolaine Courtis Fuma

As part of the UNESCO ‘Slave Route’ project launched in 1994, a group of statues was installed on 8th December 2005 under the casuarina trees on the seafront in Saint-Paul, not far from the pier.

Created by Malagasy artist C. Rabemananjara and Reunionese artist Dolaine Courtis Fuma, these statues pay homage to the slaves from Madagascar who landed by the thousands on this beach.
They show women dressed in traditional clothing protecting their children with a maternal gesture and men who stand facing the sea, looking out towards their country of origin.





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