Tamale, Ghana — Growing in the 90s and TV

When I was growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, very few people had TVs in Tamale. It allowed for a thriving private cinema in Tamale where someone with a good screen (usually anything 30 inches and above) with a VHS player set up shop in a house with a large enough compound and high walls to show—usually American action, Chinese, and Indian—movies at a cost.

Justifying The Violence: The KNUST Student Protests

Argued within a vacuum, the utilization of violence in every struggle will have a strong appeal. Especially when the supposed oppressor/oppressive system is one built on flat out non-communication with the oppressed. When all channels of conventional means of communication fails, violence, which in of itself represents a unique manifestation of communication seems like a... Continue Reading →

Of Astro Turfs in Inner City Centers-; Is the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development Getting it Right?

When the current government announced their intention to create a ministry dedicated to Zongo communities, I was upbeat about it. That announcement, at the very least, signified some dedication to issues afflicting Zongo communities. So when the government actually went through with its campaign promise, there was a glimmer of hope that was lighted in... Continue Reading →

Anthony Bourdain and The Vulnerability of Compassion

The way graduate school is, most people are loners because we are inundated with work that require us to be hermetic. My friends were basically hi hi friends here and I started to lose my sense of purpose. Coupled with the incessant negative news in the US media (especially the wanton killing of black folk), I literally felt like there was no point in living.

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