F2FA “I’m Coming Home: A journey of rediscovery through the lands of our people and with every footprint in the sands feel more connected to our continent.”
Who: Shiela Akua Kusi
Where: Ghana, West Africa
Why: My Journey back home 20 years later
It has been almost 20 years since my family and I came to the United States in search of a better life and future as most foreigners do. In 2010, I finally made the decision to return back home to experience the life I left and to also see the family, I had not seen in nearly 2 decades. This trip was special my 4 year old daughter went as well as most of my immediate family members. I decided to take my daughter because I want her to grasp an understanding of her roots and culture from a young age so she can appreciate every aspect of her life while growing up. This trip was very much warranted as it gave me a whole new perspective on life and just the sense of appreciation for all the things we take for granted in our own country. Our country is full of so many riches and resources that I encourage anyone who have not gone back to return and experience this.
On my visit I got the opportunity to visit various land marks such as the memorial of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Independence circle and the parliament. The visit to Dr. Nkrumah’s memorial site was truly remarkable and inspiration. I felt a great sense of pride and determination that anything was possible because of his commitment and dedication for equal right for Ghana. The images I submitted are all representation of Dr. Nkrumah’s memorial site, the parliament building and Independent circle as well as various sceneries which signify the beauty of my beloved country.
Click on F2F Experience Photo gallery to view the complete photo report of Shiela’s trip.