This is the fourth in The Take’s ’20 in 2020′ series – a global generation coming of age in an unprecedented year.
Citing racism and a desire for belonging, Americans and Britons of African descent are moving from the West to the African continent. It’s part of a Pan-African campaign to encourage repatriation and investment in tourism in Africa, and it’s a trend that culminated in 2019 with Ghana’s Year of Return, which marked 400 years since the first enslaved people from Africa were brought to the Americas. We speak to two women about their decision to leave the US and the UK to move to Ghana and The Gambia for good.
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Abigail Ony Nwaohuocha produced this episode with Negin Owliaei, Dina Kesbeh, Priyanka Tilve, Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, Amy Walters, and Malika Bilal.
Alex Roldan was the sound designer. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer and Graelyn Brashear is Al Jazeera’s head of audio.