Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

Ekow Eshun


on the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana looking for his roots. He is going from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital urban, to the storied slave forts of Elmina, and directly to the historical warrior nation of Asante. in the course of his trip, Eshun uncovers a long-held mystery approximately his lineage that might compel him to question every little thing he understands approximately himself and the place he comes from. From the London suburbs of his early life to the twenty-first century African city, Eshun’s is a relocating chronicle of 1 man’s look for domestic, and of the pleasures and pitfalls of fashioning an identification in those bright modern worlds.

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