As Ghanaians there are a variety of experiences that define who we are. On various social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, the phrase “You know you are Ghanaian when…” trends from time to time, and is used by Ghanaians to express what they think of the experiences the typical Ghanaian goes through. I will use this to highlight experiences of the contemporary Ghanaian, support these experiences with popular media genres. Fabian (1998) mentions that popular culture comprises a complex of distinctive expressions of life experience. Cartoons, music, paintings, photography, fake satire and theatre are prominent examples of popular art forms that have arisen and are used to express the experiences of the contemporary Ghanaian.
The African Kingdom of ghana is sort of like the other Kingdoms, for example the Kingdom of Mali is just like Ghana because they are both in West African close to the sahara desert and so is the kingdom of songhai that’s one thing they all have thats in common. The African Kingdom of Ghana was a kingdom in Africa from the 6th till the 12th century. The trading activities in Ghana were mostly the sale of gold and Kola nuts. In Ghana they also sold Ivory to cities along the Mediterranean in exchange for salt. These goods were shipped and transported by Camel riding.
To be a professional just like him, I would have to work as hard as him to get to the pros. Baseball has taught me things about life, and everytime I step on the field, I have a good time. My dream was always to play baseball professionally, but it is very hard to get into pro baseball. I love watching pro baseball, and playing baseball for my team. My parents support me now when I have a tournament or a different game.
Almost every country has it’s own soccer leagues. There is even an international soccer league. Teams that play in that league are representing their country. In all other countries, but America, soccer is known as futbol. In the international soccer league the best players in each country come and compete.
A large quantity of cash and food crops are produced for export and local consumption in Brong Ahafo, Ashanti, Western, Eastern and Central region due to forest vegetation and fertile soil (Ghanadistricts, 2006). It is amazing to know that gold and other minerals mine in Ghana are located in these regions, which have the country’s fertile land for agricultural activities. Gold mines in Ghana are in the Ashanti gold belt in the southwest of the country that extends over Ashanti, Western, and the south of Brong-Ahafo and Eastern region. (Aragon and Rud, 2012, p.6). Figure 2 demonstrates the map of Ghana visually, indicating the gold mining
Chinese Culture from a Ghanaian Perspective: Comparison of Chinese and Ghanaian Festivals. Abstract In this 21st century where many cultures have been washed away or watered-down through civilization, westernization and modernization, China is one of the few nations whose culture has withstood the test of changing-times. Chinese culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world and includes conspicuous elements such music, martial arts, cuisine, literature and festivals. Ghana, on the other hand has standout cultural elements among its people groups that has equally withstood the test of changing times. Ghanaians are easily identified by their traditional clothes, food and festivals.
As Nkrumah famously put it “we face neither east nor west, we face forward”. Ghana has manage to balance it relations with her neighbors and all international organization it belongs to by practicing what Nkrumah calls “positive neutralism”. Ghana therefore relate to those who want to relate and goes to where she will get help and support for her national development agenda. This balancing act of non-alignment and positive neutralism has resulted in Ghana receiving substantial foreign aids from the US, UK, Canada, China, Japan, the EU, and many others countries concurrently throughout the years. With China as a rising superpower, Ghana’s NAM policy has allowed her to take advantage of the opportunities that China’s rise represent to the development world.
In Ghana, the public schools in low-income communities’ lack teaching and learning materials like reading books and teaching equipment. And the cultural structure of the society gave room to child labor which had a chance into our schools. This had an influence on my reading ability from Kindergarten to fourth grade in the public school. In the public school, I could not speak better English and reading was a great
These enormous steps, have contributed to the ability of the media to continue to protect the country’s democracy. This research aims to bring to light how journalist and government have contributed to freedom of speech, expression, development and democracy in Ghana. Justification of the study Africa is commonly contended as the dark continent due to lack of freedom of speech, expression, unprofessional journalism ethical values and political instability. Countries such as Ghana and Namibia have undergone tremendous achievement in terms of freedom of speech, expression, ethical values and political stability. I believe it’s time for Africa to put an end to dictatorship and authoritarian rule.