Africa, America and slavery’s fierce undertow

Ghana, once a hub of the transatlantic slave trade, is encouraging descendants of enslaved Africans to visit, and to see the country as their “home”. The novelist Jacqueline Woodson, with her family, was among those who responded to the invitation. In The New York Times, she writes: “There is nowhere in this country where the eye can land and the body not feel, at once, both a deep pain and an immense joy.”

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