Imagine you’ve invested your time and money into building your own house. Pleased with your efforts, you take a photo and share it publicly with friends and family. It’s natural to assume that since you paid for the building, you own the design. Continue reading “What image is Ghana’s copyright law projecting?”
I recently attended an event with two British-Ghanaians in the media, which shone a light on how some of us second generationers (I know it’s not a word…yet) have dealt with feeling foreign in the country of our birth.
The event was organised by The Media Society and Reed Smith LLP and was called Brit(ish) and Black – Growing Up in a Strange Land. Continue reading “Being Black in Britain”
2017 has been a year of highs and lows for me but definitely one where I have learnt an awful lot from these experiences and from you. Below is a month by month summary of MisBeee Writes’ Year in Review with the months displayed in Fante and Twi. Continue reading “MisBeee Writes in a Year – Part 1”
A visit to literary festival Africa Writes resulted in a chance interview with Dr Sylvester Onwordi – son of the late British-Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta. Buchi remains my all-time favourite author and I’m proud to say that with the exception of one novel – I have read all her books. Continue reading “MisBeee Writes in a Year: Part 2”
Blogging – by far – is my biggest passion at the moment and so it was a great honour to be able to represent Blogging Ghana (the Ghanaian association for blogging and social media enthusiasts) at this year’s Pa Gya literary festival in Accra. Continue reading “Pa Gya Literary Festival: where blogging and journalism collide”
Motivational coach and podcaster Abigale Otchere interviewed me about this MisBeee Writes blog; my motivations and understanding my identity as a British-Ghanaian. She shares similar stories of inspiring people every Monday – so check her out – here! Continue reading MisBeee shares some Monday motivation with Abigale Otchere
27 March 2017
If you think you’ve exhausted all options when progressing your career, there is always something else you can try. That’s what I took away from the Star 100’s ‘In Conversation’ session with TV and KissFM radio presenter Melvin Odoom and Sky TV newsreader Claudia-Liza Armah on 25 February. Continue reading “British-Ghanaian TV personalities share their career tips”
What a year 2016 was for MisBeeeWrites! Thanks to you for your continued support reading, sharing and commenting on my posts. I have made it into some new and exciting publications such as TheNewBlackMagazine.com, Nuime.com and Kasoma Online. Continue reading “MisBeee hits the press”
* Since writing this piece on 26 December 2016, the AllAfrica Customer Service department finally responded to me on 5 January 2017. They have removed the article but have failed to clarify how they sourced my story and why someone else had been cited as the author. See below for more details. Continue reading “Open Letter to Victor Owusu-Bediako and allafrica.com”
This is the excerpt for a featured content post. Continue reading Consulting
This piece was updated at 15:00 on 5 December 2016 to include the response from the John Lewis press office (see final paragraph). The blog was originally published at 00:36 on 5 December 2016.
There was a time – not too long ago – when the airing of the Coca Cola advert in the UK heralded the start of the Christmas season. But in my opinion, UK high street supermarket adverts are slowly but surely stealing Coke’s thunder. Anticipating what our retail chains are going to come out with annually has become a big talking point that even deserves column inches in our top newspapers. Continue reading “Where has the Black family gone from the John Lewis Christmas advert?”