Homecoming tells the story of a second generation African American, Freda, whose quest in life is to distance herself from her African roots. She is therefore upset when her parents have an emergency situation back in Ghana and insist on taking her along with them despite her objections. Freda is certain that the trip would be a horrible experience, after all, hasn’t she learned all she needs to know about Africa from the news media? From the moment she steps off the plane in Accra, Ghana, Frieda is tossed into a new culture. She meets her extended family for the first time and gets to hang out with Ernest, the handsome yet elusive teenager. Will the summer turn out as awful as Freda had anticipated?