Night with the Kayayei
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia. The arrival of enslaved Africans marked a sordid and sad period, when our kith and kin were forcefully taken away from Africa into years of deprivation, humiliation and torture. While August 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in the United States, “The Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the Trans Atlantic slave Trade who were scattered and displaced through the world in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. One of the main goals of the Year of Return campaign is to position Ghana as a key travel destination for African Americans and the African Diaspora.
In 2019, The e-Ananse Libraries along with some African descendants from the Diaspora, had a night out with the Kayayei of the Accra Metropolis. It was a night of joy, laughter and re-connection with the culture of their forefathers, passed down through time to present day dwellers.
The e-Ananse Libraries is poised to project the African image and in the coming year – Beyond The Return – we shall interact more with the people of Ghana, Africa and the Diaspora to ensure that the African and Ghanaian Culture is made known to those who wish to reconnect with their history and sustain this connection by exposing them to programs meant to propagate this ambition.