Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana: The Tabom, Slavery, by Kwame Essien

By Kwame Essien

Brazilian-African Diaspora in Ghana is a clean method, tough either pre-existing and proven notions of the African Diaspora by means of enticing new areas, conceptualizations, and articulations that circulate the sphere ahead. This booklet examines the untold tale of freed slaves from Brazil who thrived socially, culturally, and economically regardless of the demanding situations they encountered once they settled in Ghana. Kwame Essien is going past the one-dimensional strategy that in simple terms makes a speciality of British abolitionists’ investment of freed slaves’ resettlements in Africa. the hot interpretation of opposite migrations examines the ambiguity of freedom in discussing how emancipated Brazilian-Africans got here below probability from British colonial officers who brought stringent land ordinances that disadvantaged the freed Brazilian- Africans from possessing land, fairly “Brazilian land.” Essien considers anew rivalry among the returnees and different entities that have been at the same time vying for keep watch over over social, political, advertisement, and non secular areas in Accra and tackles the fluidity of reminiscence and the way it maintains to form Ghana’s heritage. the continuing look for misplaced connections with the aid of the Brazilian government—inspiring a number of generations of Tabom (offspring of the returnees) to commute around the Atlantic and again, specifically within the final decade—illustrates the never-ending nature of the transatlantic diaspora trip and its impacts.

 

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