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The Diaspora Marketplace

510 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (walking distance from Historic District)


Monday-Saturday 10:a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Proprietor and Community Leader Richard Shinhoster

Richard imports products from the African Diaspora - Africans displaced by the slave trade to North and South America and throughout the Caribbean.  If you walk into Diaspora and Richard Shinhoster is not there, just wait a few minutes and he will likely walk in- unless he is buying wares in Africa, the Caribbean, or some other far away land. He has invested more than money in this newly revitalized location. This is his passion. Richard gathers and brings home to Savannah the rich expressions of African culture from around the world. Carved furniture, beaded jewelry and lush fabrics tumble from every surface and corner of the store. It is impossible to appreciate all that is there with a quick walk through. Browse and chat and enjoy the textures and smells of Diaspora ala Shinhoster.