My name is Kajsa Hallberg Adu. I was born in the early 1980s in northern Sweden. I grew up with my three siblings in a culturally rich (and sometimes a bit crazy) family on an island in southern Sweden, Gotland.
After leaving high school and my family, I volunteered at the World Expo 2ooo in Hannover, Germany and my interest in international life blossomed. I studied in Georgia, U.S.A. before coming back to Sweden for my Bachelor’s in Political Science at Uppsala University. During studying, I met an interesting young man from Ghana. For the subsequent Master’s degree, I had the opportunity of interning for the Swedish foreign ministry in Paris.
In 2007, I moved to Ghana. I live in the harbor city, Tema, about 40 minutes (if no traffic) from Ghana’s capital Accra. I work as a lecturer at Ashesi University in Accra, but also as a Freelance Writer and Communications Consultant.
Although I am now out of school, I call myself an eternal student. Except for politics, I’m interested in Inter-cultural Communications, Social Media, Higher Education, African Studies, Languages and Art. I am also a mother of two daughters and the spouse of a Ghanaian man (in green next to me in the photo). A wonderful way of studying life is being a blogger.
I started my first blog in 2006, when I was moving to Paris. It was a natural step after having kept a diary since kindergarten. In 2008, I co-founded the network bloggingghana.org. In 2011, we formally registered as an organization and started election project GhanaDecides and yearly event BlogCamp. Now blogging and other social media are a big part of my life, especially as a means of keeping in touch with friends all over the globe, not to mention making new ones. You can follow me on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @kajsaha.
I dream of making a living off of writing. In a way it is already true, I write for some publications, I write academic stuff and I completed my PhD in African Studies at University of Ghana in 2015). However, I love the social aspect of teaching!
This blog is personal, political and sometimes positive.
Thanks for reading it!
Last edited Jan 31, 2017.