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Building Bridges

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"Building Bridges" is an anthology of pure, non-scholarly, truthful and painfully personal stories regarding the individual and collective intentions and endeavors of five writers of African descent towards fostering a closer, more meaningful and sustained connection between all Africans the world over.
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  • By Nana S. Achampong
    Oct 15, 2009
    Late Spring 2008, I happened to be lounging with a few friends and acquaintances at my Pikesville place when the idea of this anthology got sparked. I have always wanted to collaborate with other writers and thinkers and analysts on topics and themes that are important to me. So when my friends intended their interest – we being all from different parts of the African diaspora - the conversation gradually steered to our differences, and similarities and how to foster a common future. Before the night was over, we had agreed on a theme (bridging the gap between us), deadlines had been set, and the scope [or lack thereof] had been agreed. The only aspects missing were other representative voices vis-à-vis female, Caribbean, European and any other perspectives that would make our project whole; so I sought out and found blogger Adjua Dubb [who had actually repatriated from her native Washington D.C. to The Gambia]; and then I contacted Shantelle George in England, who brought in... More > fellow Caribb/Brit Nathan Richards [both of whom had travelled to Africa and the West Indies]. And the project was on. By the time our deadline matured, I had in front of me a rich collection of varying points of view that covered the major aspects of our travels, While editing the pieces, I found myself nodding in agreement to George’s academic observations, appreciating knowingly Dubb’s practical tips for the homeward-bound, laughing to tears in reaction to Richard’s hilarious account of his recent sojourn in Ghana, and pondering on Jeffrey’s Christo-philosophical/psychological take on the way forward. All in all, Building Bridges is an anthology of our pure, non-scholarly, truthful and painfully personal stories regarding our individual and collective intentions and endeavors towards fostering a closer, more meaningful and sustained connection between Africans the world over. I sincerely hope you enjoy reading this as much as we enjoyed writing them.< Less
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Product Details

Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Achampong&Sons
Published
September 30, 2011
Language
English
Pages
184
File Format
PDF
File Size
3.35 MB

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