So I finally made it to my first fashionistagh event. It was their #fghshop at Trade Fair. I normally loathe shopping but I really wanted to get my sister something serious enough for her career and African enough for her background – if that makes sense. In the end instead of it being a surprise… Continue reading Day 150: #fghshop
Meet my grandmother’s little sister. I’m named after her and from all the debates I’ve had with my grandmother it turns out it’s not just a name I share with her, but also my sense of right and wrong (which doesn’t always read never matches with my grandmother’s). In many African cultures it is believed that… Continue reading Day 144: Kesewa the Elder
I return home to light off, 5 days out of 5 now. J D Mahama’s Ghana is gonna piss me off. The apathy frustrates me more than the initial problem. Ghanaians if you won’t protest for your own sake, protest for mine.
I went to the National Theatre for the first time in my life to watch The 2nd Coming of Kwame Nkrumah. It’s a play written by a guy call Latif Abubakar. Ekow Smith Asante, a very well known Ghanaian actor who often does film and stage, played Kwame Nkrumah. The pics and video was taken… Continue reading Day 127: Kwame Nkrumah Returns
Today was Ghana Independence Day! woop woop! My first Ghana Independence in Ghana. Weirdly enough in comparison to diaspora Ghanaians wrapping themselves up in the Ghana flag (I once changed my school tie to a tie of the Ghana flag and got in trouble for it) the overt displays of patriotism are starkly lacking here in Accra.… Continue reading Day 127: Ghana Independence Day
Everybody’s talking about it and it only just popped up officially on the internet yesterday. No not Ellen’s most-retweeted-tweet-ever… If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 but a new Web Series called An African City about 5 returning African ladies, who are all ‘from’ North… Continue reading Day 124: An African City