CFN for the 2020 Boahen-Wilks Article Prize

About the prize The Boahen-Wilks Outstanding Scholarly Article Prize is awarded by the Ghana Studies Association to recognize scholarship that best exemplifies the rigor, innovation and interdisciplinary nature of Ghana Studies. The prize is named in honor of two pioneering scholars—Albert Adu Boahen and Ivor Wilks. The Boahen-Wilks Prize is open to journal articles and…

Critic.Reading.Writing with Ato Quayson

If you are searching for intellectual content that (mostly) has  nothing to do with Covid, subscribe to the YouTube channel Critic.Reading.Writing. The channel, created by GSA member and current President of the African Studies Association, Professor Ato Quayson, speaks to the relevance of humanities through an exploration of literature, as well as film, history and…

“Ghana’s retrogressive Public University Bill”

Nana Akua Anyidoho and Akosua Adomako Ampofo, GSA members at the University of Ghana, explain why the Public University Bill (PUB) currently before government is a rollback of the hard-won academic freedom that Ghanaian academies have enjoyed for decades now. It echoes the GSA statement on the PUB: that it is unconstitutional, unnecessary, and harmful…

Petition against Ghana’s Public University Bill

WE OPPOSE GHANA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITY BILL [SIGNATURE CAMPAIGN] We, the undersigned, are scholars based in Ghana and all across the world who are horrified at the intention of the Ghanaian government to pass the Public University Bill. This draconian bill, which seeks to hand over control of tertiary education to the Executive Branch of the…