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The Shrines of Jamestown

Accra, Ghana
$55 per guest

The Breakdown
Start Time
4:00 PM
Duration
3 hours
Category
Culture
Insider Level
High
Activity Level
High
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Why you should do this
Visit 3 Gã shrines in the heart of the Gã community in Accra - Jamestown. Explore what these religious locations mean to the local neighborhood with someone who grew up there and participate in a libation
What's included
    Meet Your Curator



    Nii was born and raised in Jamestown and has been a central part of it's revitalization. He owns both a tour company and an art and fashion boutique in the neighborhood and serves as the Communications Director for the West Africa Tour Guides Association.
    The Shrines of Jamestown
    Accra, Ghana
    Hosted By
    Nii Marma Marquaye

    A closer look at The Shrines of Jamestown

    Here's What We'll Be Doing

    1. Jamestown is not only the oldest neighborhood in Accra but it is the seat of the Ga chiefdoms and community. Nii will take you through Ga traditions and give you insights one the many temples that hide within the nooks and crannies of this community. You'll meet elders who'll explain the traditions in detail and even do a small ceremony with the community.
    2. According to some legends Ga people migrated from Nigeria, others say that they were part of Israel that migrated southward through present day Uganda, then along the Congo River, westward through Cameroons, Nigeria, Benin, Togo and finally to Greater Accra. Accra, the ancient city of the Ga people, is the capital of the Ghana. You'll meet with elders in Jamestown who will share this lore and more as you learn about contemporary way Ga religions are practiced.

    Where we'll meet

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