Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2019 returns from 9 August for two days. This event returns to Freemasons’ Hall London. AFWL 2019 has been running since 2011 and has showcased the work of around 900 designers/exhibitors and represented over 50 countries – 30 of them from the African continent. Continue reading “Africa Fashion Week London”
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.
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”
Followers of my posts will know that I am somewhat of a history nut. Most recently, I have been following the discovery of old letters, documents and newspapers from an Ewe Fia (King) that formed the ‘Family Ties: Adamah Papers’ exhibition at the Black Cultural Archive (BCA) in Brixton, London. Continue reading “An archive of Ghana’s past on paper – The Adamah Papers”
Most of you will have heard the phrase a woman’s hair is her crown and glory or beauty. Continue reading “Living positively with hair loss”
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 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”
The son of the late British-Nigerian author Buchi Emecheta is leading a project to digitise and re-launch all her works. Continue reading “Vlog: British-Nigerian author’s books set for February 2018 revamp”
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”
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”