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Published on: 25 August 2013 by in General Issues
‘My abuser was a woman’ says Maame

I am very passionate about issues of Child Sexual Abuse because of my own experiences as a child and also because growing up has not been particularly easy. What I realized when I finally talked about what had gone on to my “loved” ones, was their reaction to the fact that my abuser was a […]

Published on: 24 August 2013 by in Creative Non Fiction, General Issues, Gran, Relationships
The woman who married six and a half men

  Chapter 1: Where it all begins I’ve been dying to start the blog series about my grandmother, Nana. Nana was the first love of my life. She was my first mother. My mom traveled outside Ghana to work when I was two months old and left me in Nana’s care  and so it was […]

Published on: 23 August 2013 by in Relationships

I’m a Ghanaian woman, hybrid as I may be, but Ghanaian none-the-less. I have done everything a Ghanaian child of my gender was meant to do: I got good (or decent) grades in school. I never came home pregnant as a teenager. I went to college and graduated with honors. I got married. I had […]

Published on: 23 August 2013 by in Creative Non Fiction
‘The Lover of my Soul’ by Guest Contributor Frema

For him religion was not affected. It was not dirty, or suspicious, or pure, or sacred. It simply was what he enjoyed, and so he did it as he wished, and often and as deeply as he liked, without neither obligation nor guilt, nor seriousness nor folly. ‘I’m certainly atheist’, he would laugh lightly, while […]

Published on: 21 August 2013 by in Lesbian, Relationships
A Bisexual Girl’s Dilemma

I received the following email from a fellow Adventurer who is anguishing over the dearth of good, quality, bi-sexual companionship. This one is a doozie, but if you have any advice for this our sister (she specifically is looking for venues to hook up with like-minded women), you know what to do. Me, I don’t […]

Published on: 20 August 2013 by in General Issues
Guest Contributor Agyakoo on ‘Trotro chronicles Part I: Temptations, Traps and the Necessity of a at least Half a Mile’

When Guggisberg set up a committee of educationists to propose a way forward for education in the Gold Coast, the issue of education for girls generated a lot of controversy.  And even among those who agreed that girls needed to be educated, there was disagreement over what form it should take. For instance, should we […]

Published on: 17 August 2013 by in General Issues
The politics of taking ‘selfies’ and books on sex, sexuality and desire

My friends and I have been talking about ‘selfies’, and discussing whether they play into mainstream pornographic framing of what sexiness is. Or whether selfies can be a radical act of portraying bodies that are usually not the kind of bodies we see portrayed as beautiful in mainstream media i.e. skinny, white/light skinned, able bodied, […]

Published on: 16 August 2013 by in Fiction, Series, Sexy Times with Nnenna Marcia
Sexy Times with Nnenna Marcia: Loose ends and mends.

There is something that happens to you when life doesn’t work out the way you plan it. This thing it lives and breathes in your head and your guts, twisting about this way and that, warping everything that you think and feel until you do not know which way is up and which is down. […]

Published on: 12 August 2013 by in General Issues
Why more people need to get divorced

People nowadays seem to be getting all in a tizzy about the increasing number of people getting divorced. Well I think divorce is a good thing. If a marriage is no longer working why stay in it for the sake of staying married? In my latest Op Ed for This is Africa I share my […]

Published on: 10 August 2013 by in Relationships, Sex Research
‘The Sexual Practices of Teenagers in the Gold Coast’ by Guest Contributor Agyaakoo

We are used to thinking of love letters as very private things. After all, it’s the expression of one person’s love (an emotional and, therefore, a subjective state) to another. But can love letters also tell us something broader about a society? For instance, the sexual practices of teenagers in the Gold Coast?   Have […]