1st Edition

Pilgrimage Tourism of Diaspora Africans to Ghana

By Ann Reed Copyright 2015
    234 Pages
    by Routledge

    234 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores why and how Ghana has been cast as a pilgrimage destination for people of African descent, especially African Americans. It provides ethnographic insight into the transnational networks of people and ideas entangled in Ghana's pilgrimage tourism.

    1. Slavery Heritage and the Call to Home: Diasporan Travel to Ghana 2. The Development of Ghana’s Heritage Tourism 3. Culture Brokers at the Front Lines: Tour Guides at Cape Coast and Elmina Castles Interpret the Slave Story 4. Visitors’ Perspectives at Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle: Slave Trade Memoryscapes and Ideoscapes 5. The Performance of Public Discourse: Slavery Heritage and the One Africa Ideoscape 6. Foreigner or Family? Ghanaian Interpretations of the One Africa Ideoscape 7. Slavery Heritage Tourism, the African Family, and the Politics of Memory


    Ann Reed is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University.