Pa Gya – A Literary Festival

  Pa Gya! is a literary festival in Accra, Ghana that organised by the Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana. The festival seeks to engage the general public on a literary platform, and to showcase writers and their craft. As such, various activities such as readings, panel discussions, poetry and story-telling sessions, book launches, the launch of literary prizes and performance of different literary forms are being planned for the three-day festival. Pa Gya 2018 – #WhenWritersGather Blogging Better @ Pa Gya Literary Festival 2018 Pa Gya 2017 – Blogging and Journalism Continue reading Pa Gya – A Literary Festival

Keeping comedy in the family

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”

Guest blogger: Joana Nyantakyiwaa – an inspirational mum

International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day have all too keenly focussed the world’s attention on the amazing women in all of our lives. My inspiration is much closer to home and comes from my amazing mum. She is not only beautiful, extremely accomplished as a business woman, mother, healer, chef, and positive thinker – she is unafraid of trying new activities. Continue reading “Guest blogger: Joana Nyantakyiwaa – an inspirational mum”

Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana

British-Ghanaian journalist and videographer Kai Lutterodt can trace her ancestry back five generations to the Tabom people, (check part one ‘Roots and culture I’ here).  The Taboms were an Afro-Brazilian community of former slave returnees, mainly of Yoruba descent, that migrated to Nigeria initially and then settled in Ghana*. Continue reading “Part2: The enduring legacy of Brazil’s Tabom in Ghana”

Why producer Maame Adjei is championing African travel

Ghana-born actress and film producer Maame Adjei is off to South Africa to film the next season of her travel web series ‘Girl Going Places’.Adjei is better known for co-producing ‘An African City’ and starring as Zainab in the production dubbed the African version of ‘Sex and the City’. Continue reading “Why producer Maame Adjei is championing African travel”

Ghanaian gay rights activist explores intersectionality and empire

“If I stand here in my true authentic self, it means I stand here and am able to talk about race without having to leave my gender at the door. I stand here and talk about gender without having to leave my sexual orientation at the door. I stand here being a lesbian – part of the lesbian gay bisexual queer and intersex (LGBTQI) family – without having to leave a hidden disability at the door. Being authentic and turning up the volume on who you are means that you talk about it all. It’s a collective struggle and your struggle must be my struggle and my struggle must be yours.” Continue reading “Ghanaian gay rights activist explores intersectionality and empire”