Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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...

Mississippi: America’s Forgotten Underbelly

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

Femininity: The Supreme Gift of Motherhood

NTOABOMA—I was seven, meandering through the thick of the sacred grounds in Ntoaboma—the sacred forest of rituals. It was situated at the edge of...

Of Jets, Armed Robbers and Accident Victims

I must admit that when I heard Ghana was going to purchase some military planes, I was quite happy about the news. And why...

On How Africa Resolved Her Crises – Lessons From The Famine Stela

TIMBUKTU, Mali - The Famine Stela story is a narrative on African leadership. The inscription is written in hieroglyphs and is located on Sehel...

The Lengthy Petition Against The Leaders Of The Rich States

Two million, forty-one thousand, three hundred eight-nine signatures and counting. The names were scribbled by hand on loose sheets of notebook paper. The entire collection...

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...

Yes Sir Master, Worries Of A Diasporan Brother

It was Christmas day in 2008. I woke up to an eerie silence, only interrupted by the sizzling sound of the electric milk van...

Songbirds of Mogadishu

Alma was five when her family moved to Yemen.  This was as a result of the overthrow of Siad Barre’s government in her native...

Enlightenment or Backwardness?

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,...