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Till USCIS Do Us Part: A Look Inside Green Card Marriages

| August 20, 2013 | 2 Comments

This piece was initially published by Afrikan Goddess Mag’s editor in 2007 at Nigerian Village Square. It has been edited and reproduced for our publication. Adelaide’s Story Adelaide is a dainty, dark-skinned beauty. Seated across from me in the busy coffee shop, she looks calm and collected, and extremely ladylike. One would never know the hurt […]

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Nana Yaa Asantewaa – an African Woman of Valour

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) which is commemorated every 8th March, I pay this tribute to the legendary Yaa Asantewaa, a great African traditional ruler and probably the greatest of them all in the last century. Many people have commented positively or negatively on Yaa Asantewaa without a proper knowledge of the historical […]

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The Role Literature Plays in Destroying the Female Character: Part II

| March 13, 2013 | 5 Comments

The movie and music industry is rich with actors with high intellectual abilities such as Juliana Kanyomozi, Namubiru in Uganda. These females are loud and sexy. I bet you, it is almost impossible to watch a film without a sexual scene and one where the female is subordinate. Again there are very few advertisements without […]

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The Role Literature Plays in Destroying the Female Character

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Comment

Atekit is glued to the sofa reading a novel entitled “The Lion and the Jewel” by Wole Soyinka. She is preparing to sit for her final UCE exams at the end of the year. ‘The Concubine’, by Elechi Amadi; ‘Things Fall Apart’  by Chinua Achebe are part of the set of books examinable by the […]

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International Women’s Day: Why Should I Care?

| March 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

This post was first published by N. Amma Twum-Baah for Ghanaweb.com on March 8, 2010. A friend asked me a couple of weeks ago if there was going to be a special AG issue celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). Given the fact that AG is a publication dedicated to women, her inquisition was well placed. […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

February is Black History Month! The event formerly known as Negro History Week is now an event celebrated every February in the U.S. It was founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an African-American historian who saw the need for the celebration of African-American history. Before then, African Americans were hardly mentioned in history books. […]

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African Romance Writers Speak Candidly About Life, Reality and Romance

| February 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

Curled up on my twin-sized bed, between the pink and lavender patterned crochet quilt, my mind wandered to a far-away place filled with romance and all the beautiful things it promised. I was about eight years-old. When I was nine, I wrote my first unpublished novel. Of course, there was a knight in shining armor, […]

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Middle Child Syndrome: Is it Real or Imagined?

| February 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

When you read the title of this article, you probably pulled a chair, relaxed and said to yourself, “this is going to be interesting.” Well, you’re right, it is going to be interesting, but only because middle children are indeed very interesting. I started my article by doing a Google search and here is one […]

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Get ‘Soul Food’ Happy in February

Since slavery, many African Americans have bonded over breaking bread. Plantations were wells of creativity, where slaves created hearty meals, exchanged recipes, and taught one another about survival through feeding the soul. Even with little much of nothing, they secretly whipped up sustainable foods like fufu with vegetables and yams. Having expressed their frustrations and […]

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Twitter Love on the Rise

| February 1, 2013 | 5 Comments

Finding love online these days is nothing new, or even alarming. When my friend Trisha confided in me the other day that she met her husband, Eric, on Twitter, I simply laughed and said “me too.”  The only alarming thing about our shared love experiences is that neither one of us went looking for love […]

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