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Narmer Amenuti

My name is Narmer Amenuti (Dances With Lions). I am an Educationalist, an Investigative Historian and a Culture Critic from the Sankoré School (of Critical Theory). I am East African by birth; South African by training; West African by choice - all of which make me, African by nature. I am also a student of Ancient African Rhythms and a passionate dilettante of Science. ~ Success Corrupts; Usefulness Exalts! ~ Narmer!

Deliver Us, Oh Allah, From the Sea of Anencephalus Homunculus Intellectuals (A.H.I.s)

Homunculi are human alright: legs, arms, chest, abdomen and yes of course, a head. But they aren’t quite fully formed. They are humans who, as one folklore in Ghana goes, having accidentally fallen through...

Democracy and the Second Law of Thermodynamics Or: Why We Should Stop Voting

NTOABOMA—All systems run inexorably to decline: even modern democracy; it runs inescapably to corruption. Thus says the second law of thermodynamics, which is a natural law that has been known to ancient philosophers since...

The Dire Choice of President Trump Or: How We Must Learn to Stop Worrying...

NTOABOMA—If Trump wins, will he drag the United States into an Amexit much bigger than Brexit? Or can Wikileaks or "Carlos Danger" single handedly bring down the Clinton (cash) machine? Otherwise, will the Clintons win and...

The Illusion of Modern Democracy

Attention! Your attention, please. This is not my story. When it was first told you had no idea why it mattered to you. I shall retell it, so you can see how it might...

The Ghana Armed Forces—From a Terrorist Colonial Gang to a Yankee Neoliberal Posse

NTOABOMA—Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription. From the early days of the Kingdom of Mumprugu, the Asante Kingdom, Dahomey and the various illustrious states that now adorn the vast...

The Elizardeathans and the Warrior Kings of Ghana

NTOABOMA—If you cannot quite make out the etymology of the term “Elizardeath,” be not dismayed. It is not readily evident. This is entirely my fault. I could level with you and expose straightaway its...

Amu’s Ghana National Anthem Versus Gbeho’s Sunday School Song

NTOABOMA—Ghana is not a Christian nation. It is neither a Muslim nation. Nor is it even a nation based in part on Traditional African Religious practices, where the Supreme Being and the Spirit of...

How We Chopped Down Gandhi’s Statue at the University of Ghana

NTOABOMA -- Before I left home, my great grandmother called me into her living room. “Remember what you’ve been taught by that table,” as she pointed to my grandfather’s dining table. That table was where...

Human Rights Trump the Disease of Neoliberal Property Rights

NTOABOMA — Let us for the sake of our collective sanity resume our prevailing discussion about human rights and property rights: Are human rights property rights? I argue that human rights trump property rights....

Christianity, Determinism and the Making of the Devil’s Cut in Ntoaboma

NTOABOMA -- No place makes better Akpeteshie than Ntoaboma. This is actually true. No one brewed this hard liquor better than my grandmother. This is also true. Still, these truths don’t mean my grandmother...