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Preparing For My First Reading in Accra

I’ve got my shoes. MAKSI is making my dress. I have my books packed. I think I’m ready. Almost everyone in the MOM Squad has read my debut novel, Daughters of Swallows, either in blog form or on paperback. You’re familiar with its contents. The…

Meet The (Pleeenty) Women Who are Ruining Ghana

There is a well called Stupidity in Ghana. It runs ever deep. Our politicians, civil servants and officials – elected and otherwise – draw from its depths daily. I, like most of you, have never visited this well, because I’ve never had the means or…

Conversations Around the 2013 Solar Eclipse

I woke up on Sunday morning with a start. I had had the most bizarre dream and my heart was pounding wildly. With my head throbbing and throat aching, I tried to recollect the details of my dream as my eyes adjusted to the pre-dawn…

Open Letter to John Dumelo

People laugh at me because I have crushes on local Ghanaian artists and entertainers. Like they are not good enough to be groupie-fied  and - potentially - groped. To that I say: “Whatever!” My father is a full blooded Larteh man and still catches the…

Why Naa Okailey Shooter is a Big Freaking Deal

  Labone, 1989 “Do you want to go to Prince’s house?” My breath caught in my throat on that crisp, rainy season day. I felt my eyes involuntarily fly open and morph into a pair brown half-dollars. “Oh yes! Please! Can we go now?” “Yes.…