Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana

British-Ghanaian journalist and videographer Kai Lutterodt can trace her ancestry back five generations to the Tabom people, (check part one ‘Roots and culture I’ here).  The Taboms were an Afro-Brazilian community of former slave returnees, mainly of Yoruba descent, that migrated to Nigeria initially and then settled in Ghana*. Continue reading “Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana”

Chieftaincy in Ghana – time for modernisation or time for an end?

Although on the surface it seems Ghana’s archaic chieftaincy structures have survived colonialism and are still celebrated and revered in modern times, I did not realise how much influence neighbouring tribes and British rule have had on the institution. Continue reading “Chieftaincy in Ghana – time for modernisation or time for an end?”