Who tells our ancestral histories?

Issued: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 08:43:41 BST

“It Is Time To Tell Our Own Story!” But who qualifies to tell the African Story and how must it be told?
Tue 20 Oct 2020 - 2:00-3:30pm BST
On Zoom
Speakers: Dr Gameli Tordzro (UofG), Prof Kofi Anyidoho (University of Ghana) and Kojo Yankah (African University College)
Africa’s history goes far beyond the history of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its colonial history. There is evidence that many contributions to language, technological invention, modern inventions and the resistance to slavery and colonialism have been wrote out of the history books. But now, there is a growing call and a need to write and tell Africa’s story in full. The question though is who qualifies to tell Africa’s Histories?
Join Gameli Tordzro as he hosts a conversation between Prof Kofi Anyidoho and Kojo Yankah, two of Ghana’s prominent academics, whose work has a particular focus on Africa and its heritage.

For biographies, please see https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/az/unesco/events/blackhistorymonthevents/bhm2020/#d.en.738892

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