Presenting: The Return, a Short Film

The Return is a short film that explores a repatriation journey for people of the African diaspora. This project, shot in Ghana, combines poetry, dance, music, historical memory and mythology in attempt to atone for the anguish of those who were captured and enslaved through the legacy of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade. Watch the trailer …

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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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The Original Slay Queens: A Look Inside Traditional Hairstyles in West Africa

In ancient African societies, hairstyles were channels that communicated one's tribe, social status, marital status, spirituality and family background. It is believed in many African cultures that if your hair gets into the wrong person's hands that person will be able to put the juju on you, so hair braiding and dressing was usually 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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Overcoming my Shame of Being African

"If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. ” – Audre Lorde   “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker West Philadelphia born and raised; weaved like twill between African American, Fulani and Ghanaian communities most of my days. An African …

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