Returning from exile
In the last decade many Ghanaians born in the diaspora decided to (re)locate to Ghana, their parents’ home country.
Europe’s economic crisis, the media’s changing rhetoric when reporting about Africa, and the Ghanaian government’s incentives luring Ghanaian professionals to return all had an immense impact on this home-coming phenomenon.
Part auto-ethnographic - I myself (re)located to Ghana whilst doing my research - this book is an attempt to capture this historically poignant moment of large numbers of Ghanaian diaspora returning 'home'.
Casting a light into the Ghanaian migratory experience and through first-hand interviews with diaspora returnees, this study establishes the different stages of migration and serves as a registry of a turning point in Ghana’s recent history.
It is aimed at anyone interested in migration studies, as well as Ghanaians and Africans in general who are thinking of moving back 'home'.
Jacqueline Nsiah (Germany, 1981) is a freelance film festival and arts & culture consultant based in Accra, Ghana.
She holds a MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Free University in Berlin and a BA in African Studies and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), part of the University of London.