From the traditional representations of African art to a meander into contemporary designers, this page aims to explore all that and everything in between.
There’s a wealth of new writers out there shaping the narrative on Africa and Africans and celebrating the art of telling their own stories. Continue reading “Literature”
Films made by Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora are on the up and events such as Film Africa are doing their best to showcase the wealth of talent and creativity out there. The following posts aim to put a spotlight on some of this talent. Continue reading “Film”
Music is the universal medium through which we can all communicate with each other; share ideas, push boundaries and build enterprises. Want more? Take a look at some of these music-inspired pieces.
What is African fashion? Should it be confined to colourful prints only or is the nationality/ethnicity of the creator the important factor? Through these posts, I explore this topic – speaking to those in the industry and those with a passion for print. Check out some of the links below and tell me your thoughts….. Continue reading “Fashion”
Do you speak your parents’ mother tongue? Does it bother you that you don’t and if it does, what have you been able to do to address it? The aim of this page is to explore why language endangerment within the Ghanaian Diaspora and on home soil is a problem and how organisations are challenging that. Probing language endangerment in Ghana Why do some Ghanaians to pass their language on to their children? Continue reading Language endangerment
Autism is still misunderstood within many communities and within some societies, children are labelled as aggressive, possessed or stupid. The aim of this page is to challenge these stigmas and share information designed to help those navigate through this sometimes challenging life journey. Continue reading “Autism”
Often suffered in silence, survivors of sexual abuse face the daily struggle of having to deal with the baggage that comes with their treatment by the perpetrator and judgement by society and how they feel about themselves. The aim of this page is to highlight the people and organisations that are fighting to raise and change awareness around sexual violence and lobby or lasting changes in our society. Please fee free to add to this campaign with your voice, your knowledge and your influence. Continue reading “Sexual abuse”
Africa Utopia is a London-based festival in Southbank that celebrates arts and culture from across the African continent. It returns on 19 July – 22 July 2018. I have been a regular to this event and you can see and read my experiences here. To keep tabs on other community events, follow What’s on in Your Community. Continue reading “Africa Utopia”
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”