Monday, 6 April 2009

Black Star: Ekow Eshun

I remember the day I spied Ekow Eshun in the prestigious, 'Debrett's People of the Year 2006' book -I was truly inspired (and decided there and then, that I will be in the 2010 edition -by God's grace 'O'). British born Eshun is multi talented. An author; journalist, broadcaster, magazine editor (Ekow edited Arena magazine -and did a short stint as editorial director of Tank magazine) and artistic director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. If you haven't seen this cultural pundit on BBC2's Friday night arts programme Newsnight Review, you are missing out -Ekow's academic and sardonic wit and provocative ramblings -will keep you glued. Copies of Mr Eshun's memoir, 'Black Gold of the Sun' Hamish Hamilton, 2005 -(a powerful narrative about -Ekow's return trip to Ghana, Ghanaian history, Slavery -and issues of identity and race) are available from

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