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Adopt and Accept Unity In Diversity – Wudasi Mariam image

Adopt and Accept Unity In Diversity – Wudasi Mariam

The GCA has been a part of my life for almost three decades. I was first introduced to the association in 1992, by the late Mrs Louise Opoku. I met Mrs Opoku at her home in McCarthy Hill and she brought me to a GCA meeting in Labone. I was so impressed with the friendly family atmosphere that I signed up to be a member immediately. The family atmosphere of the GCA has remained since my very first experience. It has seen some changes, members come and members go but the ethos of a friendly family gathering remains the same. I am extremely grateful to the GCA for helping me to make the Continental shift easier and enjoyable. I miss my family dearly, but I can honestly say that being a member of the GCA I have gained some family here in Ghana. Meeting the elders at monthly meetings, I must say are my most delightful and satisfying experiences – the cliches, the banter, the Caribbean phrases, the humour, the food, the encouragements are next to none. I have no reservations in recommending being a member of the GCA to those who have returned home and those who are contemplating coming home.

There is a time when Ghana gets into you – Diane Reynolds image

There is a time when Ghana gets into you – Diane Reynolds

I first visited Ghana in November 2011 as part of an organised tour. The tour took us around Ghana – to the Art Market, La Badi Beach, Kumasi and Cape Coast. Little did I know, was that I caught someone’s eye. I had seen this gentleman as he was an associate of the trip organiser. I knew he was the one for me. He proposed to me and I accepted. Here I was married, but had to return to London.

In August 2013, I finally got to live and work full time in Ghana and did so up until 2017. I was offered a job in another country, where I am now. I miss Ghana, I miss living there with my husband and most of all I miss seeing my wonderful friends who I have met through the Ghana Caribbean Association. I love how even though I am thousands of miles away, I still have wonderful memories that I have made and shared with people reading this article. I would say to those who are in two minds about Ghana, go and see, the welcome you get, will leave you longing to return.

Diasporan Feeling – Dr Carol-Ann Senah image

Diasporan Feeling – Dr Carol-Ann Senah

In the year of return I find myself thinking about what makes me a Diasporan or I should more accurately say an African Diasporan. The distinction is necessary since there are various peoples referred to as Diasporans, such as the Jewish people. In Ghana today we hear of Ghanaian Diasporans who were born of Ghanaian parents in other countries around the world. But what do I wish to define me as a Diasporan? Most significantly, the feeling that the African Continent is my homeland, I have always been here even if not physically, I celebrate the uniqueness of my homeland and my heritage.