Thursday, December 24, 2015

There is life outside of the U.S.

At 50 years old, Imahkus Okofu left New York City for Ghana, West Africa, and never returned. 

"I didn't want to be no African," Okufu says.
"The pictures that the media painted of Africa, the only Africa saw was Tarzan and Jane... Would you want to come to Africa? I didn't want to come to Africa at all, because there was nothing good that was told to us about Africa."
"I don't hate America. I don't like America," the expat says. "I love Africa."

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A trip to Africa will change you, that's for sure!
I did not visit Ghana but here are some photos from my trip to Gorée Island, Senegal West Africa

(The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island)

 Door of No Return pictured below

She's right, the scent and the presence of those who suffered there, still remains

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