Ghana life pre-independence…

Ghana life pre-independence…

Occasionally, I come across something really special. A few weeks ago, The Guardian published a series of pictures on their website, commemorating Ghana's Independence (March 6, 2017). Apart from the infrequent trip to the national archives, its rare for me for find pictures of ordinary life pre-independence. Finding these made my day. Source

A favourite poem…

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. Beyond [...]

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 from [...]

African Art: Smithsonian Online Exhibition

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, being [...]

Opinion: Stiglitz on what’s needed in this ‘New America’

Opinion: Stiglitz on what’s needed in this ‘New America’

I've just finished reading a good and well-thought out article by one of my favorite political/ socio-economic commentators,  Joseph Stiglitz. The Nobel Memorial Prize recipient basically gives his opinion on the policies and sectors that President-elect Trump must now focus on to provide the economic difference he based his campaign on. For me, the highlight [...]