Raafeke, Afro-Caribbean Author of ‘Radiance Lost’, on Culture Retention through Literature and Entrepreneurship

A Grenadian proverb states “A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners.” Rafeeke, an Atlanta based Afro-Caribbean writer, may agree with this adage. His words weave the vibrations of Afro-Caribbean and African storytelling forms, from Grenada to Guyana, Kenya, Nigeria and beyond. When I met him on Zoom, his warm and …

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Presenting ‘Journeys With Asiedua’ Vlogs!

Breath. I’m so grateful to have made it thus far. To still have breath. Many have perished due to COVID-19, and other pandemics that are less discussed. I hope everyone reading this is staying safe and continuing to fight the good fight. Like Dr. Kwame Nkrumah said, ‘We face neither East nor West. We face …

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Self-Care + Growth Advice for the African Entrepreneur featuring Joyful Deli and Desserts

This is for the entrepreneur who spends their week chasing deadlines and munching on snacks, wedged between staring contests with their laptop, endless Zoom meetings and crossing out and adding tasks to their to-do lists. May we balance our hustle with self-care, rest and relaxation. My endorphins back flipped with every bite, and the round, …

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Freelancing 101: Optimizing Your Business during a Pandemic

As communities around the world fight to stay alive, Asiedua’s Imprint joins in on this battle, which exists in all facets of life—genetically, spiritually, financially and more. Simply waking up is a blessing. Still, like the great Maya Angelou said, “My mission is life is not just to survive, but to thrive; and to do …

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Quarantine Chronicles: Notes from a Repatriate in Ghana during COVID-19

‘God is in control', I whisper to myself like a mantra, as I reflect on my life, and look out at the community, whose loud voices sizzle and crack like onions caramelizing in hot palm oil. Honestly, if I had known there was an impending pandemic that would cause a worldwide lockdown, I’m not sure …

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A Guide to Repatriation: Ghana Is A Must (Go)

More and more children of the African Diaspora are uprooting their lives, returning to Africa and continuing a legacy interrupted by the TransAtlantic Slave trade. As a Ghanaian-American writing this from Ghana, West Africa, I can confirm that although repatriating back to Ghana has not been a walk in the park, it is definitely a …

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Traversing Realms| From Nsawam to Ashresu, Ghana

The slender palm trees dance to the tune of the soft nframa/ wind tententen/ tall as a mug Peacefully and full of grace I catch myself smiling in the reflection of the car window as I glance at bunches of flowers peppered along the roadside. 'Shwoom' is the sound of cars speeding past us; it …

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