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Religion and culture are a pair that walk hand in hand in many parts of the world. Hence, you would find that in some countries, you cannot tell the dominant religion apart from the culture of the people. Especially, in the Middle East. It is easy to conclude that their culture is their religion and […]

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It was 3:50 am and I was up already before the call to prayer. I still wasn’t used to the 5 daily prayers and all that came with being a Muslim. But there was something I liked about Fajr: the dawn prayers. Very few of the militants showed up. The ones that did, joined us […]

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“When the Missionaries arrived, the Africans had the Land and the Missionaries had the Bible. They taught us how to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.”  This witty quote very much encapsulates the perception people have about the role of Christianity in the […]

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I have never been racially abused in my life; certainly because I live in Ghana. Hence I completely agree with Chimamanda Adichie when she says through Ifemelu, a character in her novel ‘Americanah’ that ‘I became black in America’. Of course Ifemelu wasn’t suggesting that her skin color darkened when she moved to America but […]

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