Interview with Bisi Adjapon: author of of Women and Frogs


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.  Advertisements

Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah launches new book on skin bleaching


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

Uns bekommt hier niemand mehr weg


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

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.