“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” – Anaïs Nin


Came across this video on Facebook of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana, and many elements of the country we call home, which we probably take for granted, but which must have been ground-breaking in their time of conception.


I can only imagine what those days felt like; riding the ‘freedom’ wave. And yet, we – Ghanaians, Africans – stand on the precipice of what could be another great era. If only we will step forth into it, with a renewed sense of purpose and mind.


Sankofa. Unshackling the mind, the heart. Leaving all that needs to be left behind, behind.  Taking only that which move us forward.




It’s been done before. What’s stopping us now?


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Jemila Abdulai is the creative director, editor and founder of the award-winning website Circumspecte.com. A media and international development professional and economist by training, she combines her business, communications and project management expertise with her strong passion for Africa. Besides writing and reading, she enjoys travel, global cuisine, movies, and good design.


  1. Geniuskamo Reply

    I luv this “Sankofa. Unshackling the mind, the heart. Leaving all that needs to be left behind, behind. Taking only that which move us forward.”

  2. Hello, i was wondering if there is a way for readers to be able to share your post on social media?

    • Dear Hakeem,

      Yes, there are share buttons at the bottom of each post. Hope that helps!

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