Posts Tagged: Ghana

On Edward Enninful’s Appointment as Editor in Chief of British Vogue and What It Means To Me As A Ghanaian

On any day, the announcement of the first black, male editor-in-chief of a Vogue iteration from the quadrumvirate of global fashion capitals is a monumental deal. On the morning of April 10, 2017, the revelation that Ghana-born Edward Enninful is to be the new editor in chief of British Vogue was validation of the personal sort…While his appointment is welcome news to believers in diversity anywhere, Ghanaians everywhere were claiming a win over our friendly rivals in all things (especially Jollof), Nigeria.

On Edward Enninful’s Appointment as Editor in Chief of British Vogue and What It Means To Me As A Ghanaian

On any day, the announcement of the first black, male editor-in-chief of a Vogue iteration from the quadrumvirate of global fashion capitals is a monumental deal. On the morning of April 10, 2017, the revelation that Ghana-born Edward Enninful is to be the new editor in chief of British Vogue was validation of the personal sort…While his appointment is welcome news to believers in diversity anywhere, Ghanaians everywhere were claiming a win over our friendly rivals in all things (especially Jollof), Nigeria.

Three Generational Weave: A Thread of Tradition

Kente: the fabric that has come to be synonymous with “Africanity”, tawdry only if you do not understand its origins. The legend is that some 300 years ago in the village of Bonwire, two brothers returning from the hunt, upon their imagination being ensnared by a spider spinning an web, watched the ordeal for two days and embarked on a journey to translate into a tapestry the silken intricacy they had seen crafted.

Three Generational Weave: A Thread of Tradition

Kente: the fabric that has come to be synonymous with “Africanity”, tawdry only if you do not understand its origins. The legend is that some 300 years ago in the village of Bonwire, two brothers returning from the hunt, upon their imagination being ensnared by a spider spinning an web, watched the ordeal for two days and embarked on a journey to translate into a tapestry the silken intricacy they had seen crafted.

Written in the Black Stars…

But wait – it wasn’t. There was confusion on the field. What happened? It took what felt like minutes before I realized that Luis Suarez, one of the most promising Uruguayan strikers, had deliberately reached into the air, plucked the destiny of Africa out of the sky and thrown it out of the goal. The infraction was seen by the referee, half the world and all over Africa, the sound of a shattered dream reverberated. Red card. Suarez sent off in tears.

Written in the Black Stars…

But wait – it wasn’t. There was confusion on the field. What happened? It took what felt like minutes before I realized that Luis Suarez, one of the most promising Uruguayan strikers, had deliberately reached into the air, plucked the destiny of Africa out of the sky and thrown it out of the goal. The infraction was seen by the referee, half the world and all over Africa, the sound of a shattered dream reverberated. Red card. Suarez sent off in tears.