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Margarette Joyner

Filmmaker
2:00 PM

Friday 18th August, 2023

READING: A Message from an Ancestor

(Writer: Margarette Joyner)

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Chaku, takes us through her journey from her homeland of Dahomey, Africa to the plantation. We see them dancing in celebration of completing her initiation into adulthood. Then we hear thesounds of capture, as she is led to the slave ship.  Ayo, Chaku’s daughter, and an ancestor, imparts wisdom by taking us through the rights of passage in the African tradition.