As far as I could trace this is the debut novel by Lesley Lokko (Dundee, Scotland, 1964), a trained architect, who spend part of her childhood in Ghana, when she was 17 years young she went to a boarding school in the United Kingdom. After a lond career of studies and teaching positions at many … Continue reading review SUNDOWNERS
What is it between women and frogs? There is an old fairytale about a princess and a frog, who turned out be a prince after being kissed (do not try this at home!). Bisi Adjapon wrote a book about women and frogs. This interview gives some background to Bisi and frogs.
The debate still continues. The debate about beauty. A famous poet indicated that beauty was in the eye of the beholder. But what do we behold? Do we see through tinted glasses and pass by our skin that was gifted to us? Some people (mainly girls and women?) think they need skin bleachers. The Ghanaian … Continue reading Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah launches new book on skin bleaching
They came together in the German town Frankfurt. Global icon of prominence of the financial world, probably even more so after the Brexit, when financial institutions will leave London and move to Frankfurt. Will people talk about all the foreigners and expat’s who will descend on this town? During the past few years there have … Continue reading Uns bekommt hier niemand mehr weg
Who is she? This young lady with many different roots, travelling from Switzerland to e.g. Ghana? She travels in search of literature and arts, looking for African literature, looking for borders to cross, looking for bridges to build. Her name is Pamela Ohene-Nyako and in this article she tells more about her background and her … Continue reading Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance
The Ghanaian writer and researcher Kwame wrote a book about a young boy from the Gold Coast who was brought to one of the principalities of present day Germany. The journey took place hundreds of years ago. A black boy in a white world of privilege. He entered those circles and he became part of … Continue reading Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity