All posts by Jemila Abdulai


        Ask What You Can Do For Your Country

        Khalil Gibran is one of my favorite poets/writers. I believe his piece “The New Frontier” rings true for Ghana, L’Afrique today. Changes in [ ] are mine:The New FrontierThere are in [Ghana/Africa] today two challenging ideas: old and new. The old ideas will vanish because they are weak and exhausted. There is in [Ghana/Africa] an …


            An African Election – A Reminder of What’s At Stake (RePost)

            Initially published on the London School of Economics (LSE) Africa Blog. — Jarreth Merz’ film An African Election covers the highs and lows of Ghana’s crucial 2008 presidential election, giving important insights into the electoral processes which helped safeguard the very stability of this West African nation. With many African presidential elections on the horizon for 2012, the film …


              Is Democratic Governance Africa’s Best Option?

              Originally written by Jemila Abdulai for the March 2012 edition of the SAIS Observer African Elections: Version 2012 The lineup of African elections this year is impressive to say the least. Over 10 countries are slated to go to the polls to select their local and national representatives. Among them are Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Mali, …


                    Poetry/Prose: No Longer At Ease (WHY NOT?)

                    “Some [wo]men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” – Robert Kennedy No longer at ease. With the can nots, the should nots, the do nots, the try nots… I’d rather stick with the why nots. At least those birth some answers to this knot-filled life. …

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