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Unity in Pluralism: It’s a-one-nation-several-tongues distin

Unity in Pluralism: It’s a-one-nation-several-tongues distin by Komla Selikem @komla_sg The English language became part of our national linguistic repertoire through colonialism. While one would expect the language to exhibit a high level of purity and stability, it has experienced considerable change in Ghana. This change has roots in our socio-cultural practices, especially our indigenous…

Review: ‘Brass Neck’ by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo

Review: ‘Brass Neck’ by Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo   Publisher: RLFPA Editions Published: 01/26/2020 An Exercise in Rejecting Permission by Giving Permission In Victoria Naa Takia Nunoo’s debut Brass Neck, the body is at the center of a turf war between acceptance through exploration and repulsion through boundaries. Ilya Kaminsky who chose the collection as…

KOJO CUE’S ‘FOR MY BROTHERS’ — The Progressive Album of the Year

Album Cover of Kojo Cue’s ‘For my Brothers’ KOJO CUE’S ‘FOR MY BROTHERS’ — The Progressive Album of the Year In November 2019, Kojo Cue released his debut album, ‘For My Brothers’. But as typical of deeply reflective albums, this album does not have too many street bangers to generate viral airplay and attention. Yet,…

WHAT CAN’T WE JOKE ABOUT? OPINIONS ON OB AMPONSAH’S ‘MAHAMA’ SAGA

The comedian, OB Amponsah WHAT CAN’T WE JOKE ABOUT? OPINIONS ON OB AMPONSAH’S ‘MAHAMA’ QUIP The star comedian, OB Amponsah told an ‘expensive joke’ at this year’s December to Remember Concert. At the heart of the joke was the idea that names have implications for those who bear them. He illustrated with how Bill Gates…

The Woman’s Buttocks and the Helpless Man — Reading Medikal’s lyric “aboa, wo to nono”

The Woman’s Buttocks and the Helpless Man – Reading Medikal’s lyric, “aboa, wo to nono” Aboa, wo to nono is Medikal’s opening line for his verse in the song ‘Boys Kasa’ by R2Bees featuring Kwesi Arthur, Darkovibes, B4bonah, Humble Dis, King Promise, Spacely, Medikal and Rjz.   Spoken in an audacious tone, Medikal’s line is…

Ayesha Haruna Attah’s ‘A Hundred Wells of Salaga’ and Historical Fiction in Northern Ghana: A Review

Ayesha Haruna Attah’s ‘A Hundred Wells of Salaga’ and Historical Fiction in Northern Ghana: A Review It is clear that a lot of research went into the writing of Ayesha Haruna Attah’s The Hundred Wells of Salaga. This novel is a very good entry into historical fiction set in the northern part of Ghana, a…