The BBC's African Perspective programme is investigating what life is like for some of an estimated 20 million Africans who live in the diaspora.
Jamaica's national motto is "Out of many, one people" - a description of the island's multi-ethnic background.
But with over 90% of the 2.6m population being black, the country looks African.
But does it feel African?
"It looked like home to me when I first arrived. Sometimes I'd make a mistake and speak to people in my Ghanaian language and then I'd suddenly realise, this isn't a Ghana," says Sophie Dawes who grew up in what was formerly called the Gold Coast, now Ghana. Continue reading here