By Ann Reed
Processes of globalization have resulted in diasporic teams eager for their homelands. One such crew comprises descendants from African ancestors displaced by means of the trans-Atlantic slave alternate, who could be doubtful approximately their households' specified origins. touring domestic frequently skill traveling African websites linked to the slave alternate, trips choked with expectancies. The remembrance of the slave alternate and pilgrimages to those history websites undergo resemblance to different diasporic travels that middle on trauma, id, and redemption. in keeping with over years of ethnographic fieldwork with either diaspora Africans and Ghanaians, this publication explores why and the way Ghana has been solid as a pilgrimage vacation spot for individuals of African descent, in particular African american citizens. Grounding her learn in Ghana’s principal zone the place slavery background tourism and political rules selling incorporation into one African relations are well known, Reed additionally discusses the views of normal Ghanaians, tourism stakeholders, and diasporan "repatriates." delivering ethnographic perception into the transnational networks of individuals and concepts entangled in Ghana’s pilgrimage tourism, this ebook additionally contributes to higher knowing the wider international phenomenon of diasporic commute to place of birth centers.
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Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana (Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora) by Ann Reed