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Transformation by Marion Kilson

Transformation by Marion Kilson  oberserber  black, Gadangme, ghana  December 7, 2018 0 Minutes   Transformation By  Marion Kilson Brought from inner sequestration Into a guest-filled yard. Laid upon the ground at twilight; Lifted to the star— Not once but thrice. Distilled drink passes among guests; Each one whispers the name. Each one sips from a coconut. [...]

By |2019-06-29T01:32:59+01:00December 7th, 2018|Africa, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

The relevance of culture for the Diaspora Ghanaian* – Ade Sawyerr

The relevance of culture for the Diaspora Ghanaian* – Ade Sawyerr Discussing culture is difficult because a lot of people these days confuse culture with tradition and indeed sometimes with the issue of modernity and then complicate it religion. At one extreme are the so-called post-modernists whose argument is about [...]

By |2020-04-01T23:08:07+01:00January 26th, 2014|Black Matters, Britain, community development, Culture, Society|9 Comments

Ga Outdooring ceremony – An Annunciation by Ade Sawyerr

I have borrowed liberally from the excellent book OMANYE ABA by A. Amartey The GaDangme outdooring - kpodziemo ceremony places a new born child within the family and relations. It provides the opportunity for the family to welcome the child into the community. It is held exactly a week after [...]

By |2019-11-01T23:25:46+00:00December 19th, 2013|Culture, Gadangme, Ghana, Society|0 Comments