Kwame Anthony Appiah on the Complications of Identity


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

On the kidnapped African boy


Let us go back to the year 1707. A sailing vessel sailed from the Gold Coast to the Dutch port of Amsterdam, one of the most important ports and trading centers of its day. One of the people sailing on board was a very young boy, who was on his way to the German town … Continue reading On the kidnapped African boy

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.   

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’