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Choosing “Home”: Diasporic Return Migration to Accra, Ghana

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Thursday, February 24, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dubie Toa-Kwapong, Mellon Sawyer PhD Dissertating Fellow, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series

Choosing "Home": Diasporic Return Migration to Accra, Ghana

Dubie Toa-Kwapong
Mellon Sawyer PhD Dissertating Fellow
Cultural Anthropology
Duke University

February 24, 2022
5:00 - 6:00 pm320 Languages and by Zoom.

This is a hybrid event with limited in-person capacity. Registration is required for attending on Zoom and in-person.

We have taken special measures to ensure that social distancing measures are followed, including de-densifying and marking seats. Masks are required in all Duke Buildings.

Dubie's research is centered on the experiences of contemporary diasporic return migrants (or returnees) to Accra, the capital city of Ghana. A growing group of diasporans are choosing to move "back" to the African continent and choosing Accra as their site of return. This project explores the relationship between emotion and choice in contemporary return migrations of Afrodiasporans to Accra, focusing on the impact of nostalgia, as produced by both first-hand and second-hand memories.

Dubie Toa-Kwapong is a graduate student in the Duke University Cultural Anthropology Ph.D. program. She earned a B.A. in Anthropology from Macalester College. Her current research on return migration builds on her undergraduate honors thesis, "Taking It Back to the Motherland": The Untold Tales of Accra's Returnees. She is a contributing writer to the Norwegian cultural and political periodical, Syn og Segn.

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