Ghana is a great place to visit. For over two decades, the country has experienced relatively smooth democratic governance, with the vast majority of the diverse Ghanaian population coexisting peacefully. This year, Ghana is expected to receive a huge boost to the tourism industry and the economy at large as a result of the huge surge in Diaspora visitors for the Year of Return.
The women of Wakanda exemplify #BlackGirlMagic, one of my favourite hashtags. On Instagram, the tag yields images of some ordinary (and occasionally extraordinary) moments: dark-skinned black girls looking gorgeous, and feeling at home in bodies of all shapes and sizes; young black girls doing amazing dance moves; Black Panther’s Lupita Nyongo, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright and Angela Bassett on the cover of Essence magazine.
I was blissfully unaware of the Emma Watson controversy that dominated the news on Monday. While the actor defended her choice to show part of her breasts in a Vanity Fair cover, saying “I really don’t know what my tits have to do with it”, my partner and I were taking a much needed getaway over the long weekend that marked the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence.