The Wakanda Trope and African Culture: Ubuntu. The idea of an African nation hidden away and purposefully not interested in helping their neighbors is absolutely not African. It is true that African nations and tribes didn't see themselves as one but separate nations in the past, but it is absolutely the case that ever since slavery and colonialism, which apparently happened in the Wakanda world too, African nations have come to each other's aid with the meager resources we had, especially when it came to fighting outside African forces. Take Algeria, take South Africa, take Guinea Bissau etc. African Sensibilities of Ubuntu ie compassion and humanity for fellow humans and neighbors isn't properly represented. The only character who came close to this was Lupita's character Nakia who was out helping kidnapped children in Nigeria.
The Jones Quartey Building is barely a five minute walk from the Political Science Department for someone with the strides of a 6 feet 2 basketball player so Mo never bothered to pick the shuttle on this commute. On days he was running late to class however, he made sure to squeeze a cedi... Continue Reading →
"Hawa: Yussuf, it's nice to see you. How have you been? Yussuf: I am doing well. How about you? Hawa: I'm well. I just came back from Accra to see my parents here in Tamale. Yussuf: That's nice. I always loved it when school closed and we all took VIP bus back to Tamale from... Continue Reading →
“I have been holding this in for so long. I think we will make a beautiful couple. I know I am not peng and all, but I still think we will be good together. See eh, our conversations are effortless. I can easily confide in you. We gossip about stuff. Our vibe be jerh! You... Continue Reading →
The most ingenious innovation of 20th and 21st century capitalism is the invention of the management class.
So owing to the complaints of her in laws, her husband literally stopped her from continuing her education saying that he didn't marry a lawyer. I was livid when I heard this story. According to my friend, her husband and her family said she can't work and be in school at the same time because she had wife duties. So owing to whatever they meant by wife duties, her dreams have been truncated.
Over a year ago, I bought a second hand camera and decided to start photo blogging to while away time. It was six months after graduation and I had decided to use that year as a gap year so there was ample time at my disposal. When I first bought the camera, I knew next... Continue Reading →
Bride price has always been symbolic in traditional Africa. That is why my father, a staunchly traditional man has always grudgingly accepted it with as little an amount as possible. I don't know the exact intricacies of my sisters marital homes but none of their husbands has ever come to us arguing
Imagine that 5% of the population has diabetes. And of the 5% of diabetes sufferers, doctors find that 55% of them got it through eating apples. If I hear a headline saying "diabetes is mostly caused by apples," does that do real justice to the conversation? Forget that say 50% of the population eats apples. But if you read the headline, it might make you up in arms about the dangers of apples and obsessing over the extreme dangers of apples.