April 2013


Autism awareness

GUBA to hold Autism event in London

 

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Dentaa is an active figure both in Ghana as well as the UK –  I tell you this multitalented woman deserves a round of applause , a busy woman and yet the hard work continues .  Aside from her previous acting career and presenting, she is also known as the founder of the Ghana UK Based Achievements (GUBA Awards), as well as the GUBA foundation charity. The GUBA foundation was established whilst working on the GUBA awards. Let’s just say there’s plenty more blossoms to come from this wonderful lady.

Whilst on her journey she realised that alongside the awards for recognition and celebrations , deep within the Ghanaian community lies unanswered questions regarding the needs of the people , needs important to  us all such as: :  disability, education, poverty and health.

Autism

… Why?  Her aim is to change people’s perceptions of Autism merely as a Disability, but get people to think of it as a different ability. Through this wonderful event she simply asks for: Honesty, support and for us to be open-minded, this way people can gain access to services available to them.

Aim:

Connect & support families with Autism, through providing support & guidance to carers

Deliver culturally sensitive Autism training and provide awareness to the specified community

Highlight achievements, gifts and unknown talents of people with Autism

 

The Autistic Event

This is a family friendly event and suitable for all age groups. If you just want to gain knowledge or an insight this event would be just great for you.

Venue: Bernie Grants Arts centre

Date: Saturday 27th April 2013

For more information visit : http://www.gubaawards.co.uk/guba-foundation-autism-event/

 

Contact:

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We’re all ignorant… but if we take the time to educate ourselves. If we think differently we can kill ignorance.

 

By Cloudia

Introducing you to…

GHRBS: Taiye Selasi

 

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She has been widely tipped as the most exciting literary voice to have appeared in years and her debut novel “Ghana must Go” is set to take the literary world by storm!  Taiye Selasi the writer and photographer of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin raised in London and educated in the United States has produced a novel which spans the globe from Accra, Ghana, to London to New York. It’s the story of a successful African immigrant family living in Boston. They seem to be fulfilling the American dream until the father, a surgeon, inexplicably leaves. This sets into motion an unraveling family that’s repaired only by a reunion following their father’s untimely death. The narrative of the story is steeped in emotion and all kinds of love and betrayal and exposes revelations that span generations and cross national boundaries.

Taiye Selasi was born in London, and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts – she is the elder of twin daughters in a family of academics. Selasi’s mother, a pediatrician in Ghana, is widely known across Africa for her advocacy of children’s rights.Her father, a surgeon and public intellectual, has published numerous volumes of poetry, one included in the literature curriculum of Ghana. Selasi graduated with a BA in American Studies from YaleUniversity and holds an MPhil in International Relations from NuffieldCollege, Oxford. Taiye means first twin in her mother’s native Yoruba. Selasi means “God has heard” in her father’s native Ewe.

In 2005 LiP Magazine published “Bye-Bye, Babar (Or: What is an Afropolitan?)”Selasi’s seminal text on “Afropolitans” (which combines the words African and cosmopolitan to describe a contemporary generation of Africans) a phrase which has been championed ever since the text’s release.   A year later Selasi wrote a short story “The Sex Lives of African Girls”. The story, which was published by Granta magazine in 2011, appears in Best American Short Stories 2012.Earlier In 2010 Ann Godoff at Penguin Press bought Selasi’s unfinished novel. Ghana Must Go is set to be is published in 15 countries this year. In 2012 Selasi launched the multimedia project “2154”, setting out to photograph and film young people in all 54 African countries which is also set to be completed this year in a film titled “twentysomethings”

Taiye Selasi has cemented herself as an all round creative talent. Thus now with her entry into the world of novel writing, she may just become one of the world’s great authors. “Ghana must Go” is a must read for any “Afropolitan” or simply anyone with an eye for a commanding story.

To find out more about Ms Selasi you can visit her website – http://www.taiyeselasi.com/

Taiye  Selasi Me Firi Ghana salutes you!