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Reconnecting with your Ancestors in Assin Manso River, Ghana

Updated: Mar 12

Upon coming to Ghana, one of the major highlights on our itinerary is a visit to the Assin Manso Slave Market. Over here, we will have a very spiritual and awakening journey. If you are out there and planning and considering visiting the Ghana the motherland and connect with their root this trip is for you.

Assin Manso Ancestral Slave Market and River was one of the largest slave markets for gathering people who were sold into slavery during the infamous trans-Atlantic slave trade. This place is worth seeing as a prelude to viewing Elmina and Cape Coast slave dungeons since you will be following the route taken by the ancestors of many African Americans.

Over here you will discover the grave and the remains of 2 diasporas (Lady Crystal from Jamaica and Carson from New York) who were returned and re-buried as well as the remains that were brought into the country from the Eastern Caribbean Island of Barbados in 2019.

Also you will trend the path to see the slave river (that was where, the slaves had their last bath in a stream known as the “Ndonkosuo” before being transported to the Americas and the Caribbean) on a bare foot. The significance of this is to show respect to the ancestors who went through the perilous journey and lost their precious lives and also to connect to the motherland.

Captured Africans were allowed to recuperate there after their long journey. Here, they were well fed and rested for several days or weeks. The merchants knew they could guarantee higher prices if they appeared healthy and strong.

The “First Bath of Return” Rites at the ‘Nnonko nsuo’ or slave river is a rite that will stay with you for the rest of your life. This is a spiritual and awakening journey that every person in the diaspora is supposed to take. This is part of the spiritual and birth-right journey into the motherland and discovering your Roots. We are inviting everyone in the diaspora to take this pilgrim and visit Ghana the motherland. Feel free to connect and send us your travel questions related to visiting Ghana.

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