Rites of Passage, Routes of Redemption: Emancipation Tourism and the Wealth of Culture

  title={Rites of Passage, Routes of Redemption: Emancipation Tourism and the Wealth of Culture},
  author={Jennifer Hasty},
  journal={Africa Today},
  pages={47 - 76}
This paper examines how the Ghanaian government has appropriated, crafted, and "repatriated" a Caribbean holiday, "Emancipation Day," for celebration as a tourist holiday. Commemorating the abolition of slavery in the British colonies, Emancipation Day has been transformed by the Ghana Ministry of Tourism into a Pan-African event to attract summer tourists from the African diaspora, involving them in performances of culture and history. Exploring the perspectives of African Americans, Ghanaians… Expand
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