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Steven J. L. Taylor

Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators

African Americans in Ghana

SUNY Press 2019

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African Americans have a long history of emigration. In Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators: African Americans in Ghana, Steven J. L. Taylor explores the second...

African Americans have a long history of emigration. In Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators: African Americans in Ghana, Steven J. L. Taylor explores the second wave of African American exiles or repatriates to Ghana in post-1980s.

Unlike the first wave of emigrants during the Kwame Nkrumah years (1957-1966), Taylor argues that the second wave is far more diverse and have largely been attracted to entrepreneurial opportunities. More importantly, this book examines the political engagement of African Americans in Ghana’s two-party political system.

Steven Taylor is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the American University, Washington, DC


Sharika Crawford is an associate professor of history at the United States Naval Academy.