Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Leaving the ICC, South Africa Dishonours The Martyrs of Apartheid

KEMBUJE—In the year 2000, South Africa became the 8th African country to ratify the Rome Statute. Since then thirty-four African nations became party to the...

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...

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...

The Venal Illusion of Independence: Ghana vs. Gandhi 

KUMASI—A statue of an Indian independence leader, Mahatma Gandhi, was unveiled at the University of Ghana in June by the Indian president, Pranab Mukherjee,...

The Nature of Freedom in Anticolonial Struggles

ACCRA--This is the third of a series of essays started with the aim of setting a tone for a paradigm shift towards an abstract...

The Life of the American Hustler

TULSA, Oklahoma, U.S.A—You are twenty-seven and you live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. You can’t find a job, I mean, not really! You cannot take...

IMANI Africa, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Franklin Cudjoe and the CIA

TAMALE -- On Saturday September 17, 2016, a dear friend M. Kwadwo Nyamba came to the defense of the “good” work of IMANI Africa,...

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...

Muslim Women, Burkinis, and the Right to Choose

DJENNE -- All women, including Muslim women, have the right to choose. This statement appears to be so straightforward that it would go uncontested...

From Reactionary Intellectualism to Seeking Internal Causal Explanations Necessary for Decolonization

Series of Writings on Decolonization I.I. Revisit of the First Installment: Power Differentials in Our Anti-Colonial Struggle   This is the second of a series of essays,...