Preserving and writing history: a dialogue with Ayesha Harruna Attah


In this article you will find an interview by an excited journalist who talks with the writer of The Hundred Wells of Salaga. The book about the hundred wells is the third book by Ayesha Harruna Attah. In this book Attah delves into her personal roots to write about her great great grandmother.    Advertisements

Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah


She made an impression with her novel The Hundred wells of Salaga. The writer Ayesha Harruna Attah was born in Ghana studied in the United States of America, stayed and worked in Brazil and now lives in Senegal. She wrote her book while delving into her ancestry. In this short interview she answers questions on her … Continue reading Interview with Ayesha Harruna Attah

Jeffrey Ahlman, “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana”


What did happen in the first decade of the newly independent country of Ghana? Ghana was one of the first countries in Africa did was able to dispose of the colonial yoke. Kwame Nkrumah became the president of the independent Ghana.  Jeffrey Ahlman (assistent professor of History at Smith College in the USA) researched this … Continue reading Jeffrey Ahlman, “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana”

‘I’m ashamed not to have read The Color Purple’


In a Kenyan newspaper I follow a series named BY THE BOOK. Often young writers tell about books that have been important to them in their life. Now I came across an article in a British newspaper, asking a writer, a well known writer, about books in her life. In this article Taiye Selasi answers … Continue reading ‘I’m ashamed not to have read The Color Purple’

The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland


The people of Togo have seen the Germans come and colonize the country we call these days Togo. After the German defeat in the Great War the French and the British came and took over the legacy and these two countries divided Togo. Later the years of indepoendence came sweeping like a wind of change … Continue reading The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

The Hundred Wells Of Salaga: An Excerpt


There is a need for pre-colonial topics in African literature. I think this important. Recently I read The Triangle by the Ugandan author Nakisanze Segawa. From the other side of the continent we now have The hundred wells of Salaga, by the writer Ayesha Harruna Attah. This book is set in the days of slavery. … Continue reading The Hundred Wells Of Salaga: An Excerpt