All posts by Jemila Abdulai

    Africa

    The Power of Word.

      Yesterday, I attended the Africa Now! Concert with my Beninese friend at the historic Apollo theater in Harlem, NY. The feeling of being at a venue where much talent has been found and celebrated is indescribable. But what caused a stirring in my soul was being there to celebrate great African talent and all …

      Africa

      Musings: Just How Far Are You Willing To Go?

      “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing …

              The Letter Writing Project: Living In Darkness

              Dear President Mahama,I typically do not reach out to specific government officials in my “The Letter Writing Project” series, but in this case, I’m making an exception. During your swearing in on January 7, you pledged to not let Ghanaians down. In turn, we Ghanaians pledged – as citizens – to hold you and the …

                      Africa

                      [Repost]: Ghana, Redefining African Elections

                      This article was originally published on the London School of Economics Africa Blog. — Ghanaian blogger Jemila Abdulai looks back on a landmark election not just for Ghana, but the whole of Africa. When it comes to African elections, one can always be certain of a healthy dose of unpredictability. From delays in delivering voting equipment …

                        Thoughts on the Exuberance of Youth

                        For some time now I’ve been trying to find a word that describes the magic of youth – the unspoken energy that makes youth so fearless and non judgmental about themselves and their dreams. This morning I had a discussion with someone who has become a mirror of sorts for me; forcing me to look …

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