When Saidiya Hartman visits the slave fort for the first time, she confronts the sight and smell of waste and dirt in the dungeon cells. She travels to Ghana to experience a diasporic connection with her ancestors, but there is no sign of the enslaved within the grimy walls of the fort. Considering the emptiness of this archive, the slave fort is a site of heritage tourism that fails in its purpose of commemorating the dead.
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Study Abroad: Madagascar’s Cultural and Biological Diversity
It had always been my professional dream to take students on a study abroad program that would be meaningful and impact their outlook on their role in the world.