Black Travel : Back to Africa? For some African-Americans, the answer is yes

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Back to Africa? For some African-Americans, the answer is yes

    A steady trickle of African-Americans find a homeland in Africa, whether motivated by love, money, or a desire to connect with ancestral roots. Ghana has become a particularly popular destination.

    Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made.

    It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina.

    In his eight years in Ghana, he has found his wife, reconnected with God, and even manages to play golf daily. Ghana is home to him now.

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    Military personnel take part in a parade during a ceremony marking the 57th anniversary of Ghana's independence at the Independence Square in central Accra March 6, 2014. Ghana has become the destination of choice for African-Americans looking for a spiritual home, if not an ancestral one, on the African continent.

    Tudor Vintiloiu /Posada Global /Courtesy via Reuters

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    Thanks for contributing such valuable information and positive encouragement, SenegalStyle; I'm sure many within the readership of this Site will benefit greatly ...

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    Senegal is one of the countries i am thinking of visiting, gotta get a passport first lol, working on it. cannot relocate yet,but would think of maybe owning a vacation home or something.
     
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