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Tabom. the Afro-Brazilian Community in Ghana

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The first book on the History of the Tabom, the community of the Afro-Brazilian returnees in Ghana. They returned to Ghana from Bahia, Brazil between 1829 - 1836. "This book seems to be small, but has many doors, as if it were a mansion. They lead to several and different sceneries and let us see, first, in tail-coat and top-hat, and later wrapped in a beautiful kente clot ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published December 18th 2008 by Createspace
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Nina Chachu
Jan 05, 2012 Nina Chachu rated it liked it
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Interesting because of its description of a community of ex-slaves/freed slaves who came from Brazil in the mid 19th century and settled in Accra. Obviously this group became very well integrated into Ga society, but still maintains some customs which were inherited from their ancestors who may have come from Yoruba or Hausa Nigeria. There were some issues with the English - not surprising as the author is Brazilian for whom Portuguese would have been the mother tongue.
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