The Year of Return

A Ghanaian journalist based in the US returns to Ghana with a few friends for the holidays in December 2019. That month is meant to be the climax of the Ghanaian government’s year-long “Year of Return” initiative, commemorating 400 years since the first slaves from West Africa arrived in Virginia.

‘The Year of Return’ takes on a whole new meaning when large numbers of ghosts—formerly enslaved Africans who drowned during the Middle Passage—emerge from the Atlantic Ocean, leading to months of global pandemonium, and concluding with a series of vengeful homicides.


Genre: Science Fiction/ Magical Realism
Word Count: approx. 25,000
Proposition: Fans of Octavia Butler’s KindredWild Seed, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s Friday Black
Rights: all rights available, English audio rights sold to Recorded Books USA.
Author: Ivana Akotowaa Ofori

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