Film Africa 2018 returns to London for an eighth year and will be showcasing titles from 15 African countries and African-themed films from 18 countries across the UK and EU between 2 November and 11 November. These films include UK and world premieres such as The Burial of Kojo by Ghanaian hip hop artist turned writer/director Blitz Bazawule (aka Blitz the Ambassador). Continue reading “Film Africa 2018: Showcasing contemporary African film”
The Writers’ Project Ghana and the Goethe-Institut Ghana collaborated for a second time to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival in October 2018. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures; celebrated the wealth of talent from across African and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
My cousin recently introduced me to a comedy skit making waves on social media featuring a young guy and his parents that has had me rolling on the floor in tears of uncontrolled laughter. The comedian’s name is SDK and this young man has managed to capture all that is good and bad about growing up with Ghanaian parents in skits no longer than three minutes. Continue reading “Keeping comedy in the family”
If you are looking for a game, can’t find it in the shops – why not make it yourself? That was the thinking behind Patrick Adom’s ‘Very Puzzled’ creation – a jigsaw puzzle with an Africa theme designed to make learning fun, educational and accessible to all. Continue reading “Puzzle-maker proves learning can be fun”
Ernest Kofi Abbeyquaye has been in the film-making business since the early 60s and before that had a childhood talent for telling stories. Continue reading “In conversation with film-maker legend Ernest Abbeyquaye”
Our pasts inform our futures so knowing where you come from has its benefits. Check out some of these stories below. Continue reading “History”
This event is one not to miss. I’ve gone religiously since the event was launched some years back and is a great showcase for African foods, fashion, music and models. Click here to learn more and to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community.
I’ve been going to the Africa Street Style Festival in east London for a while now. This understated event is the perfect place ease yourself into the African fashion scene. Click here for more. And to keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community. Continue reading “African Street Style London”
From the traditional representations of African art to a meander into contemporary designers, this page aims to explore all that and everything in between.
There’s a wealth of new writers out there shaping the narrative on Africa and Africans and celebrating the art of telling their own stories. Continue reading “Literature”