The Burial of Kojo Movie as a Window into some of Ghana’s Pertinent Issues

The Burial of Kojo debuted on Netflix in April and combines magical realism and realistic depictions of Ghanaian society to tell the story of a girl that journeys between two spaces to save her father from giving up the ghost. The narrative voice in the movie which narrates from opening to end of the movieContinue reading “The Burial of Kojo Movie as a Window into some of Ghana’s Pertinent Issues”

Should the Conversation surrounding Consent be Culturally Packaged?

This post acknowledges other relationship types but stays within heterosexual relationships for the purpose of this post. Whether we’ve ever copulated, intertwined, fucked or quite colloquially rolled in the sack, no matter the number of times, the act and its frequency simply do not translate into an automatic go-ahead that whoever is welcome without myContinue reading “Should the Conversation surrounding Consent be Culturally Packaged?”

Book Review, – Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston

Foreword  Barracoon is an enclosure where Black slaves were held for a period until they were transported to the New World. Barracoon derives from a Spanish word, Barraca/Barracoon which is the same as Barracks in English. *** In my review of Barracoon, one theme that kept resurfacing is the complete or gradual loss of the AfricanContinue reading “Book Review, – Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston”

Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?

When I saw Christiane Amanpour outdoor her new show Sex and Lovearound the world, I wondered what grand plan lay behind the production of this show… 9:40 something pm, my phone is buzzing with messages. The girls are upset over Moesha’s comments about Ghanaian women and their having to live off transactional relationships often with olderContinue reading “Moesha Boduong, the Ghanaian Reality or a Disgrace to the Image of the ‘Honest’ Working Class Ghanaian Woman?”

With love from East Africa

Crossing the Atlantic changes lives. I was less than two days in Rennes and partly stunned at my renewed sense of understanding of the word ‘overseas’. I was literally over the seas, I had traveled over the Mediterranean to this new place where 9pm still looked like 3pm and where everyone smoked and spat onContinue reading “With love from East Africa”

My Love and Hate Relationship with Portuguese

Placing this in context  My professor looked me squarely in the face and said, you speak French, yet that isn’t enough, really,  I think it’s time for a new language and I believe Portuguese would be a good fit for you. Among many emotions to choose from, I felt nothing. I agreed totally with him;Continue reading “My Love and Hate Relationship with Portuguese”

How My Story Intersects with Africa

I grew up with my grandmother who is such an entertaining old lady. She would not back down to an intimidating Christian song just because she did not know the lyrics. The solution was quite simple; either invent her own words or substitute words with sounds that she made . The problem though was thatContinue reading “How My Story Intersects with Africa”

Book Review – Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

  Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing assures me more than ever of the importance of storytelling! Outside being Fante and being more than able to relate to a lot of occurrences in the book including the refreshing use of Fante diction, I am happy that through this story a lot more people will be exposed to theContinue reading “Book Review – Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi”

Willie Lynch’s Letter on ‘How to Make a Slave’ and Personal Musings

A friend and I had an extensive conversation in which I literally forced him to agree that racism had a hand in the original plan of slavery. We had time on our hands, and we were high from shoving down what would later turn into poop. We were bursting with a raw desire to tossContinue reading “Willie Lynch’s Letter on ‘How to Make a Slave’ and Personal Musings”