amaah + reflection   10

A long, slow descent into hell
there have been lots of sad writing and reflection on Sri Lanka and this is no different... there can be no laughter here it seems
war  conflict  history  reflection  SriLanka  blood  TheRoughBeast 
may 2009 by amaah
My thoughts are about Mugabe tonight
I want our nation to be given a break, to have a chance, to experience a taste of normality for a change. I have come to a point where I want that even more than I want Mugabe in the Hague.
Zimbabwe  africa  rogues  mugabe  waste  loss  reflection  politics  social  SocialLiving 
april 2008 by amaah
Of No Fixed Abode
It is the mask of a man of no name, of indeterminate age, of unclear nationality and of no fixed abode. "Devious schemers. Lost nerves - Enemy combatants. Collateral damage - Modern travellers Prison shelters"
London  Ghana  bombing  21/7  7/7  2007  terrorism  loss  waste  crime  anomie  identity  theft  reflection  globalization  Africa  culture  observation  perception  poetry  FallenAngels  immigration  diaspora  ThingsFallApart  toli 
july 2007 by amaah
Observers are Worried
Only posterity is unkind to the man of conventional wisdom, and all posterity does is bury him in a blanket of neglect... Polemics of convenience / Shrink-wrapped profundity / Trailblazers of the trade winds
observation  reflection  USA  ephemera  opportunism  culture  hatchetjob  poetry  ObserversAreWorried  toli 
april 2007 by amaah
Articles of Faith
"Let's start, if you will, with the downfall of Satan" - a look at some Nigerian pop art deployed in the service of the good lord.
art  pop  religion  faith  tradition  modernity  superstition  christianity  culture  whimsy  humour  wit  Nigeria  Africa  angels  demons  analysis  theology  toli  juju  poster  reflection 
april 2007 by amaah
The Game of the Rough Beast
The beach at Beit Lahiya. / The soul of a reporter. / The policies of The Editors.
Musing on the strange architecture of misdirection and words hidden in plain sight
journalism  misdirection  framing  NewYorkTimes  editorial  decisions  poetry  literature  Yeats  war  crime  conflict  politics  media  language  deception  observation  loss  waste  grief  spin  outrage  reflection  bias  tone  NYT  Israel  Palestine  ThingsFallApart  TheRoughBeast  toli  Blake  mendacity 
october 2006 by amaah
Immigration Clandestine: Pour Echapper à la pauvreté de jeunes Africain(e)s Risquent leur vie
slideshow about Senegalese determined to flee their country on boats to the promised land: anywhere but Senegal...
senegal  immigration  poverty  development  waste  photography  reflection  refugee  economics  incentives  loss  Africa 
may 2006 by amaah
Africa, 1966
looking back at events in an important year in West African history
Africa  Ghana  Nigeria  history  politics  image  reflection  perception  ThingsFallApart  toli 
march 2006 by amaah
Identity Theft
"Sleep. Finally. Sleep / Medicine, Try To Get Better / Wake Up One Day / They Say You're A Bomber"
Part 2 of the Things Fall Apart series
Ghana  London  bombing  identity  reflection  drama  globalization  Africa  culture  terrorism  immigrant  life  Schadenfreude  journalism  branding  perception  anomie  story  ThingsFallApart  toli 
march 2006 by amaah
Harvard Graduations and Okyeame
The utter mediocrity of the jokers who are ruling us boggles the mind. Their idiosyncracies, pettiness, moral failings, violence or personal corruption aside, they are a truly incompetent bunch.
harvard  graduation  cambridge  reflection  ghana  politics  rogues  life  observation  memoir  history  economics  1995  perception  writing  koranteng  Okyeame  toli  Africa 
june 2005 by amaah

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