Ewuresi rated it it was ok Jun 28, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here As Ghanaians we look at ourselves in the mirror and we don’t like the fact that we were born Ghanaians. The Blinkards by Kobina Sekyi. I guess the problem is everywhere. But there is hope:
However, there were many Africans who also came to a similar disillusionment when they saw England; yet, these group began to accept these disconcerting matters as incidental to civilisation. If you are a staunch believer of communalism rather than individualism, I will recommend it to you. Later Miss Tsiba was to marry another man through the traditional mode. And it is the Christianisation of the country that is to blame. As a highly educated member of his society, he was brought up to believe that European culture was superior to African culture. The need a change of orientation, we need to put ourself on the right track because, in the next 20 years, our cuture will be only in the history texbooks. It is the language that is becoming a problem.
Notify me of new comments via email. He got furious but calmed down when he was told that it was the ways of the Europeans for the bridegroom’s father to blinkrads the clothes for the bride and bridegroom. There is a former presidential candidate who changed his name from Joseph Houston-Yorke yes he is a Fanti to his local name.
Sep 22, Daniel Akatuk rated it really liked it. It is only through government intervention that the wearing of dresses made from cloth has become fashionable when the National Friday Wear was launched to promote the textile industries.
Tis a pity that when the West so much held us in captivity of the mind, our fathers were not at all rising to the challenges.
Nancy Ohemeng rated it did not like it Oct 30, There is beauty in diversity. People now regard anything about the culture as obsolete, archaic and reserved for the bushmen. Anonymous 20 December at And I couldn’t say more. We need to cherish what we have else we would be lost in all these globalisation thing.
Can you imagine a world where everybody tye the same and no one differs? My friends always seem surprise when i mention konkonte as my favorite food.
People always try to speak against economic imperialism but few talk about cultural imposition. Griselda Asamoah- Gyadu rated it really liked it Mar 02, Please we thank you for your work done but we will be very pleased if you go deep the Africans book for us.
In African countries the combination of Islam and Christianity have certainly done much to push traditional religions away and make them seem like less than they are.
The Blinkards And The Anglo Fanti
A detailed analyses of character roles and characters are the responsibilities of literature students like yourself. People trying to be another and not respecting themselves. However, the inhabitants of this great city, which was the first capital of Ghana before it was moved to Accra inbecame anglicised to such an extent that even now a Fanti cannot speak a sentence without less than four English words. Culture needs to be maintained, and I’m glad to hear that people there are starting to more and more.
The question is, in one way or the other, we are still enslaved by the West since our economy is determined and dictated by their wants and wishes.
Everyone must read this book written long ago for enlightenment! However, there were many Africans who also came to a similar disillusionment when they saw England; yet, these group began to accept these disconcerting matters as incidental to civilisation.
Some individuals would happily tell you that I speak no local language and that to some represent intelligence. In movies if you want to portray evil, portray it through the African way of life and religion.
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However, am of the opinion that this piece will revive our African mentality if well taken into cognizance. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
Sekyi was educated at Mfantsipim School and studied philosophy at the University of London, accompanied to Britain by his maternal grandfather.
The Blinkards And The Anglo Fanti by Kobina Sekyi
People trying to be another and not respecting themselves. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
His family were all expecting him to behave like an European man. People cannot speak their local language properly and yet will do everything to show that they can speak English including faking the voice. Bore-shi rated it it was amazing Sep 04, We blinkagds go back to our roots before we end up like “Archibald”.