The Year of Return: Roots Run Deep
How to Connect to your Roots in Accra, Ghana
This cultural and lively lighthouse and marketplace merges old Ghana with New Ghana. This coastal location mixes antiquated architecture and modern amenities to create a homogenous space of gratitude and peace. Even in the midst of bustling locals and tourists, the calming waters of the Gulf of Guinea create a serene location to grab a drink, take in the sights and sounds, and give gratitude to the ancestors for their resilience.
W.E.B DuBois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture
The grounds where the scholar and philosopher, W.E.B DuBois spent his final years is found right in the city of Accra. DuBois is famous for his scholarly insight on the plight of African Americans in America during the Middle Passage, the years of chattel slavery in America, and the years following the abolishment of the practice. Known as the Father of Pan-Africanism, DuBois is rightfully held in high regard among African Americans. The Memorial Centre houses writings, books, and the tomb of DuBois and his late wife.
Cape Coast Castle and Museum
This castle is one of 40 “slave castles” used as a trading fort during the Europeans’ invasion. Slave castles were built to house slaves before their transport to the Americas. The Gold Coast of Ghana was once raided for the large quantities of gold and then became the place for taking large numbers of humans.
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
The first president of Ghana is buried here, and it marks an important part of Ghana’s history. The five-acre park where the body of the profound president lies is a sobering and reflective place to visit to appreciate the evolution of the country.
Happy vibes and amazing cuisine is everything you need after reflecting on the history of Ghana. The ethnic and native foods of Ghana combined with the modern aesthetics of American decor makes Buka the location you must visit. With traditional banku, jollof rice, plantains, and beans, Buka Restaurant brings visitors full-circle from centuries of destruction to the present-day growth of the country.