It is Aha! time. It is time for Ghanaian art, artist(e)s, and cultural trends to be viewed much more with critical and intellectual lenses.
It is time to see cultural trends as multiple- dimension products providing insights into how a society and its members are thinking, are changing or are being resilient.
It is time for more critical/creative/theoretical essays on Ghanaian music, videos, dance forms, social media, linguistic usages, fashion and more.
It is time to WRITE for Aha! Tell us what you see about a popular culture product/producer that others do not seem to be paying attention to. What is happening? How? Why? What does it mean? Take us along as you journey into the minds of the Ghanaian society and its members and try to make sense of what is present and what is absent.
Aha! is an outlet for original, brief, well-written and thoughtful essays on issues relating to various aspects of popular culture in Ghana. Also, Aha! is open to critical takes on originally non-Ghanaian pop culture themes that demonstrably can be connected to or hold appreciable relevance for a Ghanaian readership.
Such pieces situate pop culture producers and products in theory to show the consistencies and tensions with praxis. Such analyses deepen the conversations on society and help to better appreciate the roots and potential implications of old, new and non trends. This is why Aha! has been formed. Aha! seeks sustained critical discourses on the nexus between creativity and intellectualism, or even the lack of it.
Feel free to contact any of them. Fun guys.
English PhD Student at Cornell University. Researches Anglophone poetry, experimental poetics, the Black Diaspora, and Black avant-gardes
EDITOR & MEDIA RELATIONS
PhD Sociology Student at Hong Kong Baptist University. Researching body work practices at the intersection of gender, social media, class and a healthism discourse in Africa.
Kwabena Agyare Yeboah
Lives and works from Kumasi and Accra, Ghana. A former associate Editor of Poetry Foundation Ghana and Ehanom Review. Covers arts, culture, science and politics.
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Doctoral Student, Rhetoric, The University of Texas at Austin. Loves Borborbor music and dance
EDITOR & QUALITY CONTROL
PhD. student, Rhetoric & Digital Humanities, Texas A&M University. A Wanderer
MPhil, Communication Studies. Currently with the Media Foundation for West Africa.
PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada. A fan of Okyeame Kwame.