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Jemila Abdulai on freelancing and being a freelancer in Ghana

What do you do when you are misunderstood? When your work or life style is not congruent with others’ expectations? How do you handle going against the grain when all the tenets of “success” in your society are rooted in very specific notions? How do you stay true…

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ― The Alchemist. A quote from Paulo Coelho I have referenced many times, but quite frankly, never truly appreciated. Until now. There’s something about youthful abandon that allows (or permits) young people…

We weren’t playing when we said we would be stripping things down and getting personal behind the seens – but even we couldn’t have predicted just how fun and real things would get during our first Viber chat with An African City (AAC) creator Nicole Amartefio and…

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston I came across this Hurston quote recently. For me, it captures various elements I’ve encountered over the past two years: time, rhythm, clarity, purpose, and especially, asking “why?” – a concept author Simon…