They say the best things in life are free and when it comes to visiting Ghana, I would say that is possible to view some of the fascinating aspects of the country – without spending a fortune – and still learn about her heritage, and cultures.
Please find a list of previous Year of Return events from 2019 here. Continue reading “Year of Return Archive”
The Heritage Paragliding Festival was introduced in 2005 by the Ministry of Tourism, and since its inception has attracted Ghanaians and foreigners alike. Continue reading “April events – Year of Return 2019”
The Back2Africa Festival celebrates the US Black History Month during the last week of February through to Ghanaian Independence Day in the first week of March with a focus on the arts, and education. It connects African American and Ghanaian cultural art forms through live performances and educational service projects. Continue reading “March events – Year of Return 2019”
There’s a new push to revive the tourism sector and encourage both outsiders and those inside Ghana to visit more of the country’s iconic historical, cultural and eco-friendly landscapes. Continue reading “Space for change in Ghana’s tourism sector”
As part of a year-long period of activities geared to celebrating the contributions of Africans across the diaspora, Ghana is staging an initiative called ‘The Year of Return’.
The Government-led initiative brings together organisations and activities designed to mark the passage of our ancestors. This post lists events in February geared towards showcasing that. Continue reading “February events – Year of Return 2019”
The aim of the annual the TINA [This Is The New Africa] Festival is to become the home of Afrobeats. The Festival will be the place where people go to experience the lifestyle that comes with the music. Continue reading “January events – Year of Return 2019”
It’s been over 20 years since I visited Cape Coast Castle in Ghana but to this day the smell of the female dungeon still haunts me. I can only describe it as a deathly pungency made of salty sea water and human decay. Continue reading “Elmina and Cape Coast Castles revisited”
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 in October 2018 to produce Pa Gya – A Literary Festival. And thank God they did. This event drew on the rich history of oral storytelling that is embedded in Ghanaian and wider African cultures. It also celebrated the wealth of talent from across Africa and the Diaspora, and created a space for controversial topics to be aired, challenged and explored.
Keeping your blog active and readers engaged is a full time job. How do you decide which is the best blog template to use? Is it ever ok to source an image from the internet? How do I make the most of social media to keep my blog page looking active? Continue reading “Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018”