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.
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 →
“Am I developing a more realistic perspective? Or is this what quitting sounds like?” Of all the perspectives I have developed as well as adopted over the years of my many endeavors, the above quote is the most poignant I have ever come across. Trying to find your way around 2018 Accra is... Continue Reading →
The first time I heard the word Uber was in a Drake song. The exact lyric escapes me but if your guess was something along the lines of Drake talking about sending a girl he had a one night stand with home in an uber then you are spot on. After that song, I... Continue Reading →
This year everything deliver fresh, from nature God. In the first minutes of the year 2015, a highly optimistic man wandering the streets of Osu granted an impromptu interview to a TV station that was hungry for a news item on the new year. Unbeknownst to him, the over a minute interview would catapult him... Continue Reading →
Everyone who was of some age has their where I was on 9/11 story. I vividly remember skipping school that week while suffering a bout of malaria. Being homesick, I had the freedom of flipping through channels when I finally settled on one that had an airplane heading directly towards a skyscraper. This looks like... Continue Reading →
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 →
So per our laws, men cannot be raped. Even though I had heard this several times in the past, it was a bit unsettling hearing it in a criminal law class. The dismay was not with the lecturer. He was merely repeating what the laws of the country state. The shock was that the statute... Continue Reading →
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.