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...elps the audience understand the complexity of the relationship. Also, Gaines discusses Ghana, specifically the small community in which many of the African Americans lived, little is known about the larger Ghanaian community. There are no voices, besides Nkrumah, the audience does not get to see if African Americans were connected to the Ghanaian society, though Gaines on several occasions tries to make it be known that African Americans did interact with Ghanaian people on several occasions. Ghana does not have large enough voice in Gaines’ book. Though there could be much criticism about Gaines’ book lacking substance. Gaines still contributed much to African and African American studies and for the first time, linking them together. Gaines should be praised for his use of many first hand sources when he was writing, as well as his use of other scholarly sources.
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