PRI audio player

Ghana’s “Year of Return” is changing how the history of the slave trade is remembered in Africa.

Player utilities

Read the full story at

A boy carries a bucket as the Elmina Castle is seen in the background in Elmina, Ghana. The castle was once one of the most important stops on the route of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.


Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Related Stories


We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. To learn more, review our Cookie Policy. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies and Privacy Policy.

Ok, I understand. Close

The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially. 

Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives. 

DONATE TODAY > No thanks