Global Ghana: A Ghana Studies Association Conference in Cape Coast, July 6-9, 2016.

A Ghana Studies Association Conference in Cape Coast 6-9 July, 2016.

Here are the Twitter highlights from four days of all things Ghana!

Day 1.

It started on a bus taking us from Accra to green Cape Coast.

On our way to the Triennial Ghana Studies Association Conference in Cape Coast, Ghana! #GlobalGhana https://t.co/hHPFzxt1hu

On our way to the Triennial Ghana Studies Association Conference in Cape Coast, Ghana! #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/hHPFzxt1hu
On the way to Cape Coast for Ghana Studies Association conference #globalghana
We were housed in three different locations, on and around campus. There were mixed reviews…
Jangles Guesthouse Annex Cape Coast. Horrible. Isolated. Not a good start #globalghana
#globalghana we are in cape coast for 4 days. ?????
Excited to be at University of Cape Coast for @GhanaStudiesASAconference #globalghana
Oh no! Organizers just announced there is no WiFi at this ??? #GlobalGhana conference! ?
I of course made sure I had both phone and iPad “bundled up” well well, but I worry for the hashtag!! #GlobalGhana  https://twitter.com/joseph_nti/status/750669210280423428 …
Ghana studies conference. Cape Coast. #GlobalGhana
On the afternoon of the 6th, the conference panel sessions kicked off.

At the first ??? #GlobalGhana panel Kafui Tsekpo discusses& problematizes "bad leadership" in Ghana's 4th republic. https://t.co/gEYIsIriQi

At the first ??? #GlobalGhana panel Kafui Tsekpo discusses& problematizes “bad leadership” in Ghana’s 4th republic. pic.twitter.com/gEYIsIriQi
At Ghana Studies Association conference in Cape Coast. Excited for interdisciplinary learning and networking #globalghana
Did you know the first radio broadcast in Ghana happened on 31 July, 1935? Victoria Ellen Smith tells us about the relay ??? #GlobalGhana

These were the guys that made that first relay broadcast happen. ???#GlobalGhana https://t.co/DMvumUhiFN

These were the guys that made that first relay broadcast happen. ???#GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/DMvumUhiFN
The first broadcast was initiated by the Governor and was part of commonwealth strategy to “celebrate British culture”. ??? #GlobalGhana

In 1958, tables turned when Ghana set up a commission into "an external service for Radio Ghana". ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/mGoN4fPlMF

In 1958, tables turned when Ghana set up a commission into “an external service for Radio Ghana”. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/mGoN4fPlMF
My head is growing: Singing Net, Okyeame Magazine, Writer’s Showcase, Voices of Our Time – @writersPG @BloggingGhana roots!??? #GlobalGhana
Daniel Yaw Fiaveh on what it means to have a penis in Ghana in his paper “Hegemonic Penile Discourses and Continuities…” ??? #GlobalGhana
“Phallic competence” is important in constructing masculinity in Ghana, argues Fiaveh, but what that exactly mean in Ghana? ??? #GlobalGhana
I have no idea how to theorize the fact that men do not open up to talk about issues of phallic competence, says Fiaveh. ??? #GlobalGhana

Full house next door where Ghanaian emigrants are being discussed ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/BH5Cm8fSZQ

Full house next door where Ghanaian emigrants are being discussed ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/BH5Cm8fSZQ

David Peterson del Mar discusses letter exchanges between Ghana & US. A teacher shares outcomes. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/W1Lg1GcQQR

David Peterson del Mar discusses letter exchanges between Ghana & US. A teacher shares outcomes. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/W1Lg1GcQQR
Alison Okuda presents a paper on “The migrant’s experience in post-colonial Ghana”. A text by Kofi Awonoor illustrates it! ???? #GlobalGhana
Last paper day1: Rita Nketia on second-generation African-Canadian Identity. She opens by problematising “black immigrants” ??? #GlobalGhana
What is the transnational capacity of the second-generation? Nketia outlines her PHD research at the end of her talk. ??? #GlobalGhana
“Ghanaian parents abroad want to go home, but didn’t raise us to. In their minds, Ghana is where you go to die!” – Nketia ??? #GlobalGhana

Final session for the day @GhanaStudiesASA @aswadiaspora conference ??? #GlobalGhana is a roundtable on liberation. https://t.co/ZCYi5qIWy5

Final session for the day @GhanaStudiesASA @aswadiaspora conference ??? #GlobalGhana is a roundtable on liberation. pic.twitter.com/ZCYi5qIWy5
Did you know a group of African-Americans repatriated to Saltpond, Ghana in 1914-15? @ebonycoletu has done the research! ??? #GlobalGhana
So, @SankaraLives asks, why is anti imperialist liberation politics often so conservative? ??? #GlobalGhana
.@ato_quayson looks at the ethnopolitical diaspora and suggests we have to rethink liberation in the neoliberal era. ??? #GlobalGhana
.@ato_quayson‘s examples: “violently dispersed diasporas” (Somalis & South Africans), the new diaspora is economic. ??? #GlobalGhana
After the euphoria of breaking free, our politics did not take us very far in terms of liberation, suggests Amoah @Ashesi ??? #GlobalGhana
“Gender is not just women, it is also men! And also those who define differently” @ebonycoletu brings clarity to the convo #GlobalGhana???
“Why don’t we discuss this with Indiana & current events in the US to make the conversation less polarized?”-@SankaraLives ??? #GlobalGhana
What is freedom? Have we not focused too much on the political kingdom? How do we critique power? Forge inclusion? ??? #GlobalGhana
Discussions from conference panels continues online…
Good to be linked. Can you recommend any penis readings to my followers? I’ll recommend @adventurefrom #GlobalGhana  https://twitter.com/fiaveh/status/750752126381481984 …
You said Ghanaian women see it as they can “own” a penis (dildo?) – is that part of the penile economy? #GlobalGhana https://twitter.com/fiaveh/status/750752618763415552 …
Veteran anthropologist Gracia Clark adds that homophobia in Africa is an import “wholesale” from US ! ??? #GlobalGhana
Next speaker: “I hope I’ll not get into trouble for what I’m going to say” This liberation convo is now a homosexuality convo. #GlobalGhana
“Every phone has an African piece in it – cobalt!”, @ato_quaysonargues Africans are not proud enough, but have reason to be! #GlobalGhana
This ends today’s tweeting from??? #GlobalGhana. I’ll be back tomorrow. Thanks for reading and RTing – shoutout to @Nnedi!

Day 2.

Hoping to catch up with presentations on day 2 of GSA conference after our guests have settled in #GlobalGhana @GhanaStudiesASA
Waking up at Jangles Hotel Cape Coast: no running water, no breakfast. Perfect preparation for day of presentations #globalghana

 

2nd day underway at the Ghana Studies Association. Our 1st panel 2day is Society & Change in the North. #GlobalGhana https://t.co/RLxB294zsZ

2nd day underway at the Ghana Studies Association. Our 1st panel 2day is Society & Change in the North. #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/RLxB294zsZ
I’m in Room 1 listening to Melinda Adams discuss gender and political careers in Ghana. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/FHEcFINPjC
Did you know that 9 of 10 MPs in Ghana are men? ??? #GlobalGhana
Melinda Adams talking about how political parties make gender and gender makes political parties in Ghana. #GlobalGhana
“Recruitment is largely informal and it does not favor women, either they violate party or societal norms by engaging”. ??? #GlobalGhana

Day 2. Neoliberalism and Pan-Africanist Futures. #GlobalGhana https://t.co/vRYTMr6yd9

Day 2. Neoliberalism and Pan-Africanist Futures. #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/vRYTMr6yd9

Melinda Adams currently reading from her paper: "Gender and Political Careers in Ghana" #GlobalGhana https://t.co/6oYTnwpfKL

Melinda Adams currently reading from her paper: “Gender and Political Careers in Ghana” #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/6oYTnwpfKL
Did you know both @GhanaNPP and @OfficialNDCGh have a 50% reduced filing fee for women and other underrepresented groups? ??? #GlobalGhana
#GlobalGhana is now trending in Ghana, ranking 22
Running for office is still very expensive and candidates have to prove contributions to constituency and get signatures. ??? #GlobalGhana
Adams discusses the recent @GhanaNPP policy to protect the 16 seats held by women – which was withdrawn after criticism. ??? #GlobalGhana
In Rwanda 4 of 10 MPs are men, in the US, 8 of 10. See statistics for all countries here  http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm … ??? #GlobalGhana

Next Nana Akua Anyidoho discusses the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/GiieJv9cVH

Next Nana Akua Anyidoho discusses the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/GiieJv9cVH
Strategies for implementation: 1. Collaboration within existing structures, 2. Public awareness, 3. Training. – Anyidoho ??? #GlobalGhana
I wonder how these strategies can be transferred to implementation of other laws? ??? #GlobalGhana
Anyidoho concludes by asking if it is inevitable that CSOs are weaker in an implementation phase (vs law passing phase). ??? #GlobalGhana
“Growing up in a typical village in Ghana in the 80s, I saw my mother doing all domestic work.” – Hubert Asiedu ??? #GlobalGhana
“The main purpose is to investigate men’s perception of unpaid work and what they actually do.” – Asiedu ??? #GlobalGhana
Hubert Asiedu’s presentation is ??? “My lifelong project is on modern men!” ??? #GlobalGhana
All set for the keynote luncheon – Ato Quayson: “Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism: Accra’s Oxford Street” #GlobalGhana@GhanaStudiesASA
Asiedu’s typology of men: 1. Traditional, 2. Transitional, 3. Modern ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/8XPWk7Rg8O
Many men say they are willing to do domestic unpaid work, but only “undercover” or when people are not around. – Asiedu ??? #GlobalGhana

Asiedu concludes that while many women go into paid work, the reverse is not true. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/0Ki0XeH32O

Asiedu concludes that while many women go into paid work, the reverse is not true. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/0Ki0XeH32O

Listening to "Transition to Modern Men: Exploring Men's Involvement in Unpaid Work" by Hubert Asiedu #globalghana https://t.co/DI9UY6I3AX

Listening to “Transition to Modern Men: Exploring Men’s Involvement in Unpaid Work” by Hubert Asiedu #globalghana pic.twitter.com/DI9UY6I3AX
Hubert Asiedu talking about “Transition to Modern Man: Exploring Men’s Involvement in Unpaid Work” #GlobalGhana
There is a strong cultural expectation for women to do unpaid work in certain parts of Ghana -Hubert Asiedu #GlobalGhana
Hubert Asiedu talking abt 3 typologies of men in Ghana: 1. Traditional men 2.Transitional men 3. Modern Men #GlobalGhana
I asked about literature on patriarchal societies & winner takes all majoritarian democracies. Adams said systems matter! ??? #GlobalGhana

This interesting gender panel was hosted by @Fiaveh ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/CfFOCw73Lu

This interesting gender panel was hosted by @Fiaveh ??? #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/CfFOCw73Lu

2nd panels of the day: Discourse on Gender & Social Roles II / Neoliberalism & Pan-Africanist Futures. #GlobalGhana https://t.co/hQWiVIoUQK

2nd panels of the day: Discourse on Gender & Social Roles II / Neoliberalism & Pan-Africanist Futures. #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/hQWiVIoUQK

Nana Akua Anyidoho presents:"Civil Society Actors and the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act". #GlobalGhana https://t.co/CKGiQsPiMi

Nana Akua Anyidoho presents:”Civil Society Actors and the Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act”. #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/CKGiQsPiMi
Asiedu Hubert’s conclusions about men in Ghana. #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/zTVkLpojYD
Asiedu Hubert’s conclusions about men in Ghana. #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/zTVkLpojYD
EXTRA SESSION at ??? #GlobalGhana! Topic: Ghana Elections 2016. Time: 5.45pm Venue: Room 2 Sasakawa Conference. EXTRA SESSION! ???
EXTRA SESSION at ??? #GlobalGhana! Topic: Ghana Elections 2016. Time: 5.45pm Venue: Room 2 Sasakawa Conference. EXTRA SESSION! ???

The keynote speech by @ato_quayson will be a completely new lecture premiering for @GhanaStudiesASA ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/CAbW0V76zA

The keynote speech by @ato_quayson will be a completely new lecture premiering for @GhanaStudiesASA ??? #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/CAbW0V76zA
A scene from earlier this week opens @ato_quayson‘s talk. ??? #GlobalGhana

Keynote speech by Prof. Ato Quayson Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism:Accra's Oxford Street. #globalghana https://t.co/3knFI91BDD

Keynote speech by Prof. Ato Quayson Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism:Accra’s Oxford Street. #globalghana pic.twitter.com/3knFI91BDD
Prof. Ato Quayson talking on the history of Oxford Street, Osu, Accra in his own poignant and at times hilarious way #globalghana
Prof @ato_quayson took some students on a tour of Jamestown &was asked for “something small”.He reflects on what happened ??? #GlobalGhana
.@ato_quayson on as a Fanti being able to pass for Ga &adds “abroad I’m taken for a Nigerian”, why he doesn’t know. Laughter. #GlobalGhana
The topic of cosmopolitanisms is a continuation @ato_quayson‘s celebrated book Oxford Street, Accra  https://www.dukeupress.edu/Oxford-Street-Accra/ …??? #GlobalGhana
Did you know that before the Accra earthquake 1939, the city had no structural plan? (Source: @ato_quayson) ??? #globalghana
I’d love to hear @ato_quayson on @AccraWeDey podcast! More people should hear what he has to say about Accra! ???#globalghana
The papers also all pointed to a dynamic gender situation in politics, policy and homes! ??? #GlobalGhana  https://twitter.com/fiaveh/status/751048862962450432 …
@Fiaveh All’s well now. Relocated to my own town, Elmina. With plenty of fresh fish for breakfast + the lively harbour as sight #globalghana
Q&A for @ato_quayson on the 1939 town planning process, the term “obruni” and race. ??? #GlobalGhana
Interesting response on the 1939 earthquake and the British empire crisis management. In 1944, a town plan was presented. ??? #GlobalGhana
In 1954, a “very compete have town plan” was presented complete with “green wedges and maps”. ??? #GlobalGhana
Later city plans, says @ato_quayson did not reference earlier plans: “There was a lack of ‘sankofa-ism’!” ??? #GlobalGhana
That sounds better! Maybe post a photo from Elmina harbor here tomorrow? ??? #GlobalGhana  https://twitter.com/micheldoortmont/status/751056189572706304 …

The ??? #GlobalGhana conference is generously hosted by University of Cape Coast on its lush campus! https://t.co/E5t76QyLOO

The ??? #GlobalGhana conference is generously hosted by University of Cape Coast on its lush campus! pic.twitter.com/E5t76QyLOO

.@DetroittoAccra @waynestate discusses vehicles,drivers& "paralyzing immobility" on our roads ???. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/kbHL2tzlCp

.@DetroittoAccra @waynestate discusses vehicles,drivers& “paralyzing immobility” on our roads ???. ??? #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/kbHL2tzlCp
“Driving in postcolonial Ghana is characterized by low profitability and a nostalgia for “our time” – @DetroittoAccra ???#GlobalGhana
Late on day 2, the hashtag #GlobalGhana trended on Twitter, suggesting it was one of the most used hashtags in Ghana for some time.
TT GHANA 15:13 1.#DearFutureWife 2.#PhilandoCastile3.#GlobalGhana 4.#Hallelujah 5.America 6.#LIVETKO 7.Pogba 8.Portugal 9.Nima 10.Trump

W. Donkoh reveals a gap in the literature on female migrants fr Northern Gh:"Not all are kayayees!"??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/coMxJm3vMQ

W. Donkoh reveals a gap in the literature on female migrants fr Northern Gh:”Not all are kayayees!”??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/coMxJm3vMQ
Gracia Clark talks about the Second Hand Clothing Trade, transitioning fr “obruni wawu” to “force”! ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/Q68uz1mhSp
Second hand clothing trade steps: containers to Tema, sold by container to Kumasi, broken into bales and sold to traders. ??? #GlobalGhana

Ghana Studies matriarch Gracia Clark speaks on the layers of the secondhand clothing industry #globalghana https://t.co/Mo9p9H3KUJ

Ghana Studies matriarch Gracia Clark speaks on the layers of the secondhand clothing industry #globalghana pic.twitter.com/Mo9p9H3KUJ

Gracia Clark: second-hand clothing as a system of unequal exchange negotiated thru strategic agency #globalghana https://t.co/wlbpGOXRye

Gracia Clark: second-hand clothing as a system of unequal exchange negotiated thru strategic agency #globalghana pic.twitter.com/wlbpGOXRye
Clark suggests second hand clothing has expanded fueled by a change in perception in Ghana. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/E5e9HeZpJy
Second hand traders noticed the recession in US/Europe and told Clark clothes came worn out to Ghana! ??? #GlobalGhana indeed!

Kadari Taylor-Watson of @LifeAtPurdue discusses "the other face of Africa" using this @Vlisco ad. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/cPx1unbZ2R

Kadari Taylor-Watson of @LifeAtPurdue discusses “the other face of Africa” using this @Vlisco ad. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/cPx1unbZ2R

What about the snail?TaylorWatson argues that it is symbolic of changing,improving or modernizing. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/aGOMGKbzDK

What about the snail?TaylorWatson argues that it is symbolic of changing,improving or modernizing. ??? #GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/aGOMGKbzDK
What is the agency of Africans vs wax print producers? Taylor-Watson says renaming cloth, designing &styling it is agency. ??? #GlobalGhana
” Three typologies of men in Ghana: 1. Traditional men 2.Transitional men 3. Modern Men ” – Hubert Asiedu #GlobalGhana
China is to increase import of goods from Ghana over $6.5 billion #GlobalGhana Ghana has become the fastest growing economy in the world
Just realized Kadari Taylor-Watson is on Twitter as @Afroscholar! ??? #GlobalGhana
Q&A brings up @Uber_Ghana@DetroittoAccra says U caters to an “afropolitan” group who have credit cards and smartphones…??? #GlobalGhana
.@jesseshipley mentions @Accradotalt‘s ChaleWote festival & how it initially was bigger on social media than on the ground. ???#GlobalGhana
“Isn’t social media amazing?” Q for @DetroittoAccra turns the convo to the female taxi drivers we know from social media. ???#GlobalGhana
#GlobalGhana was still trending.
TT GHANA 18:53 1.#DearFutureWife 2.#PhilandoCastile3.#GlobalGhana 4.#Hallelujah 5.America 6.#LIVETKO 7.Pogba 8.Portugal 9.Nima 10.Trump

Day 3.

@Kuukuwa_ @kzshabazz @TebogoDitshego we just talking about this at the Ghana Studies Assoc. Conference yesterday.#globalghana
@Kuukuwa_ @kzshabazz @TebogoDitshego we just talking about this at the Ghana Studies Assoc. Conference yesterday.#globalghana

Ato Quayson during yesterday’s keynote “Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism: Accra’s Oxford Street” #GlobalGhana https://t.co/OX7NS5PmMZ

Ato Quayson during yesterday’s keynote “Genealogies of Cosmopolitanism: Accra’s Oxford Street” #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/OX7NS5PmMZ
Victoria Ellen Smith talks to us about the Adu Boahen Memorial Library being set up at the history department, Uni of Gh. ??? #GlobalGhana
President Nana Akua Anyidoho: @GhanaStudiesASA has 87 members in 14 countries. ??? #GlobalGhana
Do you want to be a member of @GhanaStudiesASA? Just fill the form (and pay the dues) ??  http://ghanastudies.com/announcements/membership/ … ??? #GlobalGhana

Roundtable on on the Politics and Practice of Study Abroad in Ghana. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/1zMcb8oxzV

Roundtable on on the Politics and Practice of Study Abroad in Ghana. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/1zMcb8oxzV
Dennis Laumann got a career & family from study abroad in Gh:”study abroad is a family business, study abroad is my life!” ??? #GlobalGhana

Film maker (Trevor Getz) meets critics (led by Jesse Shipley) session on the film/app about Abina. ??? #GlobalGhana https://t.co/GSSkNv2arE

Film maker (Trevor Getz) meets critics (led by Jesse Shipley) session on the film/app about Abina. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/GSSkNv2arE
“Abina & the important men” was first a comic book, now film, app &1,5 week curriculum on slavery.  http://Abina.org  ??? #GlobalGhana
Some Ghana scholars might take an interest in the conversation on depression led by @sistaclinik. ???#GlobalGhana  https://twitter.com/sistaclinik/status/751381939270086656 …
For Ghana scholars wanting to write on the 2016 elections, please email me khadu@ashesi.edu.gh to join the ??? #GlobalGhanaworking group!

I also recommend ??? #GlobalGhana folks to follow @GhanaDecides for updates on the elections https://t.co/96wbm0cyov https://t.co/oJBe2xBjMY

I also recommend ??? #GlobalGhana folks to follow @GhanaDecides for updates on the elections  http://ghanadecides.com  pic.twitter.com/oJBe2xBjMY
News interlinking with GSA conf. #GlobalGhana RT @S_de_Oliveira: How China’s trawlers are emptying Guinea’s oceans  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36734578 …
Getz is receiving praise for translating his research into accessible formats like the graphic novel & the app. ??? #GlobalGhana
Perhaps @letiarts could help “translate” Abina to a Ghanaian audience and maybe even a game? ??? #GlobalGhana

GSA Film Makers Meet Critics -Trevor Getz's film: Abina and the Important Men #GlobalGhana https://t.co/9FkgqRHr4o

GSA Film Makers Meet Critics -Trevor Getz’s film: Abina and the Important Men #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/9FkgqRHr4o

Day 4.

Good morning from ??? #GlobalGhana's last day. Photo from @Ashesi-led Roundtable on Private Postgraduate Education. https://t.co/CWEjKmqvyF

Good morning from ??? #GlobalGhana‘s last day. Photo from @Ashesi-led Roundtable on Private Postgraduate Education. pic.twitter.com/CWEjKmqvyF
Abosede George uses “Brazilian” architecture in Lagos & Accra to discuss migrants and identity. ??? #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/UaMCYCfBBq
Hermann Wilhelm von Hesse makes an argument on the evolving social space among female slave owners. ???#GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/AnXJWQZV7H

Faculty, alumni and students represent @IUBloomington at the @GhanaStudiesASA conference #globalghana https://t.co/mPplXrTc6s

Faculty, alumni and students represent @IUBloomington at the @GhanaStudiesASA conference #globalghana pic.twitter.com/mPplXrTc6s

Observing the political speeches at Bakatue festival Elmina with vice-president and others #elections #GlobalGhana https://t.co/2asrkugyeG

Observing the political speeches at Bakatue festival Elmina with vice-president and others #elections #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/2asrkugyeG

Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu talks about self governance in Accra's Old Fadama area (Sodom&Gomorrah).???#GlobalGhana https://t.co/ApdqO9dm2R

Esther Yeboah Danso-Wiredu talks about self governance in Accra’s Old Fadama area (Sodom&Gomorrah).???#GlobalGhanapic.twitter.com/ApdqO9dm2R
In Old Fadama,buildings are mostly wood.Each room can host as many as 10 people. “I want to talk about how people survive”. ???#GlobalGhana
The institutions present in Old Fadama are non-state: NGOs, ethnic chiefs and community groups, says Yeboah Danso-Wiredu. ???#GlobalGhana
Next talk is also on Old Fadama.Paul Stacey asks qs on property governance in state absence:How is it regulated?Legitimized????#GlobalGhana
Stacey talks about individual initiatives like Adam’s toll bridge, a similar project described here  http://www.thebigroundtable.com/stories/the-bridge-to-sodom-and-gomorrah/ …???#GlobalGhana
Comment: It is not true the state is absent in Old Fadama, tax is collected and there is an assembly with assembly men! ???#GlobalGhana
Reply:Tax is NOT collected in Old Fadama after a dispute with AMA some time back. Yes, assembly man, but no public services! ???#GlobalGhana
A heated convo on if there is a police station or not in Old Fadama ensues. ???#GlobalGhana
Thank you ??? #GlobalGhana now towards Accra!
All set for the closing reception of GSA’s 2016 triennial conference at the University of Cape Coast #GlobalGhana
It’s been so great to hear so many great papers and see so many good friends at the @GhanaStudiesASA #globalghana conference!
Really enjoyed the #GlobalGhana conference in Cape Coast! Audience, field trip, and entertainment pic.twitter.com/wONVluLMUL
Images of Elmina Slave Castle: entrance, Catholic chapel, courtyard, & view of the town #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/KcrDSYaRM3
Elmina’s colorful buildings & security towers (guarded by Asafo companies) and King Nana Kobina Gyan I #GlobalGhana pic.twitter.com/rCNhkNgJkr