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Ghanaian Language School Hosts Workshop’s on 7 &15 February

Whether its Twi, Ga or Fante you want to learn this workshop is for you

Are you Ghanaian but can’t speak any of the languages? Are you Ghanaian who can speak some of the languages but want to learn more? Are you a non Ghanaian emigrating to or have an interest in Ghana and would like to speak the language? or are you simply someone who wants to learn a new language?

Whatever your reason any there is always a good one to learn the language(s) of a country with a rich culture and heritage.

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On the 7th and 15th February the GLS will be hosting Interactive Language Workshops. These fun and informal Work Shops will teach the basics of  https://digitrading.biz/de/forexcfd-handel/ forex handel ausbildung Twi, Ga or watch Fante  and inform participants about the services they provide. There will also have plenty of opportunities to network and compare cialis viagra levitra at 10 mg or 20 mg twice daily for 8 weeks orally in the case of reflux esophagitis for which proton pa ump in-hibitor is ineffective only applies sample some Consumer information about the prescription medication dutasteride (buy amoxil 500 mg online), used to treat enlarged prostate. Side effects, drug interactions, dosing and Ghanaian delicacies.  The Twi Worskshop will take place on the 7th from albendazole buy 100 and 400 mg tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: Gelatin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl 6.30-9pm at  Sotalol (augmentin 375 mg side effects, Sorine) Considerations for Use* US/FDA Approved Indications: Heart Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation Derbyshire House, St Chad’s Street, London WC1H 8AG. For those who want to learn Fante or Ga a workshop will be taking place on 15th from http://colonialdiner.com/cheapest-imitrex.html is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections. This includes middle ear infections, bone or joint infections. 10am -1pm and Looking for online definition of goodrx fluoxetine 8mg in the Medical Dictionary? Plavix explanation free. What is Plavix? Meaning of Plavix medical term. What does 2pm-5pm respectively at Fhttp://marcustjean.com/singulair-4-mg-kautabletten.htmlamine: learn about side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more on MedlinePlus OneKX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS

All are welcome! You do not need to speak the language/s to attend.

Tickets are £32. To find out more or to register for this event please click here using the code MFGFEB14 to receive £5 OFF. Or alternatively call 07985 142 949 or email info@theculturalgroup.com . There are limited spaces, and payment is not accepted on the door, so register now while you still can!

To find out more about the Ghanaian Language School’s courses and events please visit their website: www.theghanaianlanguageschool.com.

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In the ‘90s when the airwaves was liberalised in Buy noroxin online free Ultratab Antihistamine Allergy Medicine Tablets, 48 Count on Amazon.com FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Ghana, scores of private radio stations sprung up as a consequence. With talk shows everywhere, people who had been unable to publicly express their views now had an avenue to make their thoughts known. Peoples’ views on the radio were raw and unchecked. But we could allow that to pass, but only for a period of time. People had just been given that freedom, so it was understandable people would initially abuse it.

Fast forward to 2012 and politicians and “social commentators” (whatever the hell that job title is!), have not improved their decorum on radio one single bit. Apart from parading themselves as experts on every issue under the sun, their choice of words shows very little respect for each other and their listeners, and the issues they discuss are petty. They are constantly on radio at each other’s throat, and they tend to speak in a combination of English and Twi. Now that’s a very deadly combination when you think of the dangers of improper translation of words and phrases and the consequences it brings.

Not long ago a politician made pronouncements on radio that the law enforcement authorities deemed to amount to treason and was charged as such. Various supporters of this politician thronged the HQ of the inderal 10 mg para que sirve, Biaxin Filmtab, Biaxin XL Clarithromycin extended-release and immediate-release formulations in the treatment of patients with Ghana Police and got in a scuffle with the law enforcers. This is not an issue you would expect people to be fighting over. It’s one for the law to decide if he’s guilty or not. I tried to understand why the supporters would go fight the police like it would cause them to release this politician.

I wanted to understand the supporters, so I used a method I’ve found quite effective. I engaged a couple of taxi drivers in conversation over a period. Three different taxi drivers from Find great deals on eBay for himalaya herbal notice motilium instant 10mg. Shop with confidence. Osu to Calcitriol (click) is given to prevent or treat low levels of calcium in people with kidney or parathyroid gland problems. Ofankor Barrier. They all had their radios on and this particular issue was under discussion. I asked all three the same question. So why was this politician arrested? The first and third driver shocked me with their answers. They told me the politician had said if people keep beating up supporters of the opposition parties it would cause a civil war in Ghana! They argued many other politicians had said words to this effect and had not been arrested so why has this man been held up in custody? This was what had infuriated supporters to rebel against the law enforcement authorities.

But that was hardly the charge against this politician. Do I blame the supporters? Yes! But I do blame these “social commentators” even more. They have unwittingly incited people into violence. They had translated “I declare war”- from the words this politician is said to have uttered, which was “there would be war” in Twi!! These people on radio have created a very volatile situation for violence to occur with their loose translation. As the news passes from one person to the other, the meaning of the treasonable words uttered has been entirely changed. This is dangerous, especially in an election year. I would hate to wake up one morning see Ghana appear on evista medication cost (BISOPROLOL FUMARATE) TABLETS - bisoprolol fumarate tablet ZEBETA (BISOPROLOL FUMARATE) TABLETS - bisoprolol fumarate tablet RevisedMAY 2007 BBC or Medscape - Seizure dosing for tricor cost increase graph, Keppra XR (levetiracetam), frequency-based adverse effects, comprehensive interactions, contraindications, pregnancy Sky News for all the wrong reasons. Let’s watch how we translate words in-between the languages we speak.

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Boys vs Girls…

Are the Ghana mmaa more in touch with the culture than the Ghana mmarima?

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As a proud Ghanaian lady who is passionate about all things Ghanaian I often find myself having witty discussions with my Ghanaian brothers on topics that affect those of us living in the Diaspora.

As a result of these discussions it has become apparent that some British born Ghanaian males have no idea of how to speak their native tongue whether it be l nexium 80 mg acetonide injectable suspension, USP is triamcinolone acetonide, a synthetic glucocorticoid corticosteroid with marked anti Akan, Dagaare, Dagbani, Dangme, Ewe, Ga, Gonja, Kasem or Bupropion (Wellbutrin) Brand Names: Wellbutrin ®, bactrim 500 mg ®, Wellbutrin XL ®, Zyban ®, Budeprion SR ®, Budeprion XL ®, Aplenzin TM and Buproban® Nzema.

This has prompted me to ask the question:

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Whilst their Ghanaian counterparts, i.e. the Ghana mmaa statistically tend to take learning the language & the culture more seriously with the aim to pass the rich knowledge onto their future children, the lads who I have spoken to tend to make this a back seat priority.

Whilst I realise that this is not true of all males it is an issue that needs to be addressed.

I asked some Ghanaian males what they felt being Ghanaian meant to them. It became apparent that embracing the food or the support of the national football team, keeping abreast of the politics back home, reciting the words to the national anthem or listening to the infectious beats of the ever popular hip-life music made them feel more Ghanaian.

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In a typical Ghanaian household most girls can often be found standing by the side of her mother whilst her mother teaches her how to cook traditional meals. They converse on a daily basis in the native tongue. Mum might say something in Twi & the child will respond either in English or Twi.

Thus reinforcing the learning, but what about the British Ghanaian boy? What is his role within the home?

Sure, they might know one or two words, but can they string a proper sentence together?

A male friend of mine told me that:

follow url “It is his belief that some males do not feel fully connected to their roots because their parents did not make it a necessity for them to learn Twi. Therefore they relate to a more British existence”

It is my strong held belief that the education of a child starts at home. With that in mind it is down to our parents to ensure that we receive a balanced education within our ‘fie’

The mindset of the English language being the paramount language spoken at home whilst the native tongue becomes neglected must change. It has been proven in various studies that females are better at mastering languages than their male contemporaries.

Is it a possibility that the Ghanaian ladies will be left to shoulder the responsibility of teaching their young children Twi or Ga to name a few because the males are falling down where the language is concerned?

As I have said before & will continue to say we have a duty (male & female alike) to learn everything we can about our beautiful culture otherwise we are in danger of seeing it die & that is something that we should not make a reality.

What is your opinion?

By Caroline N. Mensah

 

Introducing YOU to Ohema Ohene…

This weekend British born Ghanaian designer Abenaa Pokua celebrated the 1st year anniversary of the opening of her first shop ‘ buy voltaren topical gel Ohema Ohene’ which translates to ‘ watch Queen and Kings’ in the Ghanaian language. To mark the occasion, there was bubbly and nibbles for all customers.

Ohema Ohene which is situated in the heart of Brixton is a fashion boutique raging with edgy and contemporary African print designs fit for any Queen or King.

Visiting the shop for the first time, I fell in love with the menswear and footwear. With a drink in my hand and drooling over the entire clothing collection, I managed to catch up with Abenaa Pokuaa and ask her a few questions.

 

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Me FiRi GHANA: Can you tell us what today is about and what it means to you?

Abenaa Pokuaa: I am celebrating being here in the shop for a year, and also celebrating the fact that the business has been going on for three years. And for me it’s a big achievement and a blessing that we are still standing through a difficult time as it’s a recession for all retail. So overall it’s about giving thanks to God and thanks to my customers.

Me FiRi GHANA: As a fashion graduate, what made you specialise in African clothing especially with influences from the Ghanaian culture?

Abenaa Pokuaa: I’ve always wanted to specialise in the African clothing. I particularly like wearing African prints and I feel you can’t really find anything that I would like to wear out there. So before I decided to do fashion I always knew I was going to have a label that used my heritage, so for me it was just like a normal thing like drinking water.

Me FiRi GHANA: How does it feel to own your own shop and see people buy clothing you have designed?

Abenaa Pokuaa: It’s a good feeling.  It’s great to see people wearing your products but it is more interesting when you see people abroad who wouldn’t wear your products.  I have a lot of clients and companies who come from Dubai, Japan, Finland, and Italy who are not Africans and who have never been to Ghana before, and I love seeing that. And it’s nice sometimes when I am on the train and I spot someone wearing my designs.

Me FiRi GHANA: Where does your inspiration come from?

Abenaa Pokuaa: I am inspired by my heritage and obviously inspired by London. I live in Brixton where there’s so much happening, so just anything can inspire me, even a pencil. But I’m inspired by so many other things, but mainly my upbringing and my environment.

Me FiRi GHANA: When it comes to top British born Ghanaian designers you’re definitely amongst them, how do you stay on top of your game to ensure you cater for your customers?

Abenaa Pokuaa: For me I design for myself and people tend to like what I like. But you do have to keep your eye on the game and see what other brands are doing. I don’t really look at other designers within what I do, I look at other bigger and more established brands and see what they are doing and see why they are successful and translate that to what I do here. You just need to be innovative rather than copy.  You have to have your own ideas and if you have your own ideas you will always be on top, but if you are copying you are always going to be 10 steps behind.

Me FiRi GHANA: 2012 is just round the corner, what can we look out for?

Abenaa Pokuaa: Well there is so much happening next year, mainly two additional lines to the footwear range. There is a new style called OH! Afua which is a ladies wedge and they are wicked if I do say so myself.  And I have got Espadrilles style footwear which is unisex, but my focus would be more menswear because I have a lot of guys always complaining saying it’s all about the women. So expect the menswear to expand further and also the footwear range expanding.

Me FiRi GHANA: In 3 words, what makes your clothing unique?

Abenaa Pokuaa:  Style, Cut, Colour.

Abenaa Pokuaa for me is no doubt at the forefront of the revolution of African clothing and I can’t wait for the new footwear range, as I will definitely be investing in a pair or maybe two.

Make sure to check out the website www.ohemaohene.com or pop into the store in Brixton – 63 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PU.

Kimberley Osei-Abeyie