The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

Recent events at the US Capitol compel me to write a reflection on the journey to the shining city on a hill. Those of us who have lived through an insurrection at least once, could probably point out exactly what would have happened at the US Capitol if the attempt to overthrow the United States government had succeeded, but I find that my focus is on how my experiences in several coup d’etats give me an insight into the politics of our humanity. I grew up in Ghana, on the West Coast of Africa, and I interestingly associate with a [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:43:22+00:00March 14, 2021|Thoughts|Comments Off on The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

The Shape of Love

My father died in 1958 and before my third birthday. Around the same time I believe I came to be living with my maternal grandparents. As I wrote in my autobiography, Sankofa: Learning from Hindsight, I felt like I lived in paradise and I was afforded all the playfulness I could manufacture. At about fourth grade, I gained a mother, an older sister, and an older brother. Into the picture, also came my Uncle Kwame, who had moved back into the country from England after his studies. He was now the chief engineer of Ghana Airways.My Uncle Kwame would pick [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:49:30+00:00December 14, 2020|Thoughts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Shape of Love
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