Sunday, October 25, 2020

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

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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...

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

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NTOABOMA -- No place makes better Akpeteshie than Ntoaboma. This is actually true. No one brewed this hard liquor better than my grandmother. This...

Mississippi: America’s Forgotten Underbelly

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GALESBURG, ILL, USA -- I came to the U.S. in my early 20s for college from my village in Middle Belt, Nigeria. Prior to...

Mawi – The Last of a Dying Breed of Warriors

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"Conquer or Die Trying." ~ Motto of the Gbeto. NTOABOMA -- This story is not for the juvenile, neither is it for the faint-hearted. This...

Make It Yourselves – A New Era In African Entrepreneurship

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NTOABOMA -- Ingenuity was never lacking, not among the young boys I grew to know and admire. I was four. My first toy was...

The Indomitable One.

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On-becoming the Night against the Evil that Stalks at Noonday. As the power of the color of the night breathes, the Pallid Civilization, like death...

Enlightenment or Backwardness?

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You have a child whom you've been bathing in a basin. Beautiful child. Imperfect child. Wise child. Flawed child. Human(e) child. Made you tear,...

The Eye of Horus and the Rise of the Confederation

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A cold blast of air split the early morning dawn in Accra on one listless day in early September 1990. The midwives and doctor...

The Farmer and the Lion

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On a sweltering hot day in the jungle, a day the sun prevailed and the thermostats burst, a lion perched in the shade under...

Short Story: Assortative Dating – The Smart Way Out for PhD Single Ladies

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ACCRA -- When gorgeous wedding pictures of Ghana’s newest royal couple, Nana Ansah Kwao IV and Oheneyire Dr. Gifty Anti hit our television screens,...