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”
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, is it time we started teaching people how to behave appropriately towards one another? And would that help to reduce the incidences of sexual violence? Continue reading “Is it time we taught each other how to be social?”
Too many times, I have heard the African continent described as a country with one homogeneous ethnic group. Considering that the continent is 30.4 million square metres (m2) in size, dwarfing Russia at 17.1m2, according to Nature America, and easily swallows up China, India, the US and most of Europe, isn’t it about time her true might is reflected properly? Continue reading “(1) Africa 53: Exploring the continent’s diversity”
Hello MisBeee Writes readers..I wanted you to be the first to know! I have recorded my first podcast! Continue reading “Tudor England’s Africans”
Knowledge of Africans in Tudor England influenced the work of leading English writers such as William Shakespeare, according to historian Onyeka, author of ‘Blackamoores: Africans in Tudor England, their Presence, Status and Origins’ . Continue reading “Re-teaching Tudor history”
The UK’s major towns and cities are famed for their diverse non-indigenous populations.
In the Office of National Statistics’ latest census in 2011, almost 100,000 Ghanaians are living in Britain with big cities such as London, Birmingham, and Manchester having significant populations. Continue reading “England’s African towns”
British-Ghanaian director Amma Asante directed Belle – the story of a woman with African and European heritage in 2013. Her film signalled a welcome shift in the ownership of films about the other. But as Amma explains in this segment, having the creative control to tell the story how she would want it is still fraught with challenges. Continue reading “Amma Asante & Belle”
Historian Onyeka is pushing for the African presence in Tudor England (1485-1603) to be included in Britain’s National Curriculum. Should the African presence in Tudor England be taught in schools?