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  • Ghana at 60: Historical Women You Should Know
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    Ghana at 60: Historical Women You Should Know

    As Ghana celebrates 60 years of independence from colonial rule today, we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight a few of the women who have left colorful marks in Ghanaian history. Theodosia Salome Okoh designed Ghana’s national flag. She was the first female chairman of the Ghana Hockey Association. Susanna Al-Hassan was a politician

  • Poetra Asantewa Releases Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones
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    Poetra Asantewa Releases Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones

      Spoken word artist Ama Asantewa Diaka, popularly known as Poetra Asantewa, has finally released her first official work entitled “Motherfuckitude: The Naked Ones.” The EP, produced by musician/producer is a smooth blend of contemporary poetry, jazz and neo-soul. Anyone who has experienced her performance will admit that Poetra Asantewa not only has a fine

  • Third Annual “I Luv Africa” Film Festival Kicks off Next Week
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    Third Annual “I Luv Africa” Film Festival Kicks off Next Week

    The third annual I Luv Africa Film Festival (ILAFF 2015) will be happening between October 21 and ­24, 2015, at the Goethe Institute with screenings starting at 7 p.m. each day.  The event, which is free to the public, will be featuring works by independent filmmakers of African descent across the world with the theme “The

  • Chale Wote 2015 Festival Schedule
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    Chale Wote 2015 Festival Schedule

    Are you as excited as we are about the upcoming Chale Wote Street Art Festival? Accra dot Alt has just published the schedule!  In the interim, click on this link to see Obaasema activities at the 2014 festival. Don’t miss out on some really cool events happening prior to this weekend. There’s one about women

  • Chale Wote Street Art Festival Kicks Off in Two Weeks
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    Chale Wote Street Art Festival Kicks Off in Two Weeks

    From August 20-23, James Town will ignite with innovative art installations by artists from Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, United States and Germany as well as some of Ghana’s finest at the 5th Annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival themed “African Electronics.” Hosted by Accra [dot] Alt, this year’s festival for the first time will stretch over

  • I Luv Africa Film Festival 2014
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    I Luv Africa Film Festival 2014

    The world of African independent filmmaking is shifting, and this shift is progressive. Last year, the Reel World Underground Link (RWUL) hosted its first annual film festival in Ghana in celebration of independent filmmakers of African descent worldwide. This year, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut in Accra, Ghana, it will be screening films free to

  • Chale Wote 2014 Street Art Festival
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    Chale Wote 2014 Street Art Festival

    This past weekend, the stretch from High Street through the Old Kingsway building to the Light House, James Town, held a vibrancy that could’ve only brought hope to a culturally rich yet depleted town. The Fourth Annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival, which took place from August 23-24 was a collaborative effort between Accra dot

  • Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2014
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    Chale Wote Street Art Festival 2014

    James Town will be the most vibrant town in Accra from August 23-24, 2014, as it accommodates one of the most innovative street art projects ever – the Fourth Annual Chale Wote Street Art Festival organized by Accra dot Alt. The festival, which is a creative display of various disciplines in art, music, dance and

  • Ghana Must Go By Taiye Selasi
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    Ghana Must Go By Taiye Selasi

    When London-born Ghanaian-Nigerian author Taiye Selasi’s short fiction “The Sex Lives of African Girls” was published in “The Best American Short Stories” in 2012, it was a clear indication that she was heading in the right direction. Her recent book “Ghana Must Go” has been hyped worldwide, and rightly so.     The novel takes a

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