A favourite poem…

Invictus by William Ernest Henley Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. BeyondContinue reading “A favourite poem…”

BeBeautifulla…

I find beauty everywhere, but its on Instagram that I find the beauty as seen by others – and I love experiencing the lives of others by what they visually put on their Instagram feeds. One of my favourite pages is @BeBeautifulla. Check out a few of my favourite posts and follow if you enjoyContinue reading “BeBeautifulla…”

MyOdara.com

I moved to East Legon at the beginning of the year and, as I’ve settled into the area, I’m discovering how quaint and quintessentially middle class the area is. The number of affordable eateries, coffeeshops and boutiques are too many to count. One such shop I discovered, thanks to the amazing Instagram, is Odara. IfContinue reading “MyOdara.com”

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

The work of Ivorian digital artist and storyteller, Paul Sika, is as thought provoking as it is captivating. I especially love the extreme visual quality of his images, which, for me, entices me to engage with every single detail of each image. There is serious beauty in the rawness of his work. The more IContinue reading “Paul Sika and digital storytelling…”

The books every young writer should read, according to Ernest Hemingway

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read “One Way Across,” a short story by Ernest Hemingway. The story later became part of Hemingway’s fourth novel “To Have and Have Not.” Samuelson admired the story so much that he traveled fromContinue reading “The books every young writer should read, according to Ernest Hemingway”

Because there’s beauty in deconstruction…

Ghanaian photographer, Zohra Opoku, is debuting her solo exhibition at the Armory in NYC. Her work explores what it means to grow up in the West, and later, confront a set of ideas about blackness, Africa, and belonging—as both an artist and a woman. Source

African Art: Smithsonian Online Exhibition

No matter where in the world you are, the iconography associated with African art his slowing pushing its way into popular culture. From its use in Beyoncé’s groundbreaking Beyoncé visual album to the global popularity of Dashiki prints, African art and culture is steading becoming a feature of global popular culture – and its exciting! However, beingContinue reading “African Art: Smithsonian Online Exhibition”