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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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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M’abusuaf) Fi Nie: This is my Family Home| Asikabew, Ghana

On the way to Asikabew, we stopped by my grandmother, mama's, place and dropped off my aunt, Sisi Mother. My dad sat in the driver's seat and my (step) mother, Miss, sat next to him in the passenger's seat. My aunt Maggie, my brother Kwame, and I sat in the back seat. We then pulled …

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Musings of a Golden Goddess

"The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane", Audre Lorde, Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic As Power "Dipped in chocolate, bronzed in elegance, enameled with grace, toasted with beauty. My lord, she's a black woman", Yosef Ben-Jochannan Her grace is formidable Swag outta this …

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