THE STORY OF KINGSLEY OPOKU-AMANING, PART 1

THE STORY OF KINGSLEY OPOKU-AMANING, PART 1

In Part 1 of a conversation between father and son, Michael Amaning interviews his father Dr. Kingsley Opoku-Amaning about his upbringing, his life in the Gold Coast and newly independent Ghana and the impact of colonization in Ghana, the African continent, and the black diaspora.

THE STORY OF JAMES BARNOR, PART 2

THE STORY OF JAMES BARNOR, PART 2

In Part 2 of his interview, Ghanaian photographer James Barnor discusses his work during Ghana’s independence, how photography impacts every field, and his experience covering civil rights activist Andrew Young during his trip to Ghana in the late 1970s.

THE STORY OF JAMES BARNOR, PART 1

THE STORY OF JAMES BARNOR, PART 1

Legendary Ghanaian photographer James Barnor shares his story of how he was introduced to photography, the importance of archiving, and some of his recent exhibitions. Stayed tuned for part 2 of his story!

OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS IN GHANA’S HISTORY

OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS IN GHANA’S HISTORY

“On the eve of Ghana’s 60th Independence Day, we asked young Ghanaians to share their favorite moments from Ghana’s past. What is your favorite moment in Ghana’s history?”

THE NANA PROJECT @ 1

THE NANA PROJECT @ 1

“To celebrate the end of 2016 and our first anniversary, we created a video highlighting some of our favorite moments from our first year.”

THE STORY OF KWAME NKRUMAH

THE STORY OF KWAME NKRUMAH

To honor Kwame Nkrumah’s 107th birthday, The Nana Project created a video highlighting a few of our favorite Nkrumah quotes that inspire us. What are your favorite Nkrumah quotes?

THE STORY OF CHARLES KWARTENG PART 2

THE STORY OF CHARLES KWARTENG PART 2

In Part 2 of his story, Charles Kwarteng (far left) shares his memories of student life at the University of Cape Coast, student protests in the 1970s, and life in Nigeria during Ghana Must Go.

THE STORY OF CHARLES KWARTENG PART 1

THE STORY OF CHARLES KWARTENG PART 1

Charles Kwarteng shares his memories on his life growing up on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Young Pioneers Movement, life during the 1966-1972 coup d’etats, and meeting Muhammad Ali when he visited Ghana.

THE STORY OF DR. DANIEL PRYCE

THE STORY OF DR. DANIEL PRYCE

Dr. Pryce recounts growing up in the Volta Region, experiencing both Rawlings coups and the legacy of Dr. Hilla Limann.

THE STORY OF GHANA’S INSPIRATION

THE STORY OF GHANA’S INSPIRATION

As we celebrate Ghana’s 59th Independence Day, The Nana Project asked young Ghanaians how Kwame Nkrumah’s vision for Ghana and its independence inspires them to play an active role in Ghana’s future.

THE STORY OF REVEREND KWASI GYIMAH

THE STORY OF REVEREND KWASI GYIMAH

Reverend Kwasi Gyimah, a pastor from Assin Adubiase, shares his memories on working at the Ministry of Town and Country Planning, clashes between the supporters of the National Liberation Movement and Convention People’s Party, and Nkrumah’s mass education program.

THE STORY OF SOPHIA KWARTENG

THE STORY OF SOPHIA KWARTENG

Sophia Kwarteng, a software engineer born in Cape Coast, shares her memories on living in Accra as a middle school student during Kwame Nkrumah’s presidency, Jerry Rawlings’ rise to power, and Ghana’s economic state after the coups during the 1970s.

THE STORY OF THE NANA PROJECT

THE STORY OF THE NANA PROJECT

Our founder and executive director, Kirstie Kwarteng, did an interview with Amma Appiah of allthingsammamama.com to discuss The Nana Project. Watch the video to learn more about why The Nana Project was started, the goals of The Nana Project, and how you can contribute!

THE STORY OF ESTHER ULZEN-APPIAH

THE STORY OF ESTHER ULZEN-APPIAH

Esther Ulzen-Appiah, a retired university lecturer in Textiles and Fashion, shares her memories on growing up under Kwame Nkrumah’s presidency, the detention of political leaders under the Preventive Detention Act, and the student protest movement (commonly referred to as aluta continua) that occurred at Ghana’s universities in the 1970s.

THE STORY OF FREDERICK AKWABOAH

THE STORY OF FREDERICK AKWABOAH

Frederick Akwaboah, a civil engineer from Akyem Chia, located in the Eastern region of Ghana, reflects on the nation’s independence during his years in secondary school and his time as a university student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

THE STORY OF NANA ABA NAAMAN

THE STORY OF NANA ABA NAAMAN

Nana Aba Naaman shares her memories on Ghana’s Independence Day, growing up during the presidency of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and experiencing her first coup as a secondary school student.

THE STORY OF ALICE BOAKYE

THE STORY OF ALICE BOAKYE

Alice Boayke, a teacher from Akyem Chia, recounts her childhood, family life, and her pupil teacher days under British rule and in newly independent Ghana.