Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

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Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah
Occupation Writer, blogger, businesswoman
Known for Writing on women's rights and sexuality

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah is a Ghanaian feminist writer and blogger. She co-founded award-winning blog Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women and has written for The Guardian and Open Democracy. Sekyiamah is a senior communications manager for the Association for Women's Rights in Development and a member of the Black Feminism Forum Working Group which organised the historic first Black Feminist Forum in Bahia, Brazil.

Life[edit]

Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has a diploma in performance coaching and a certificate in conflict mediation and has worked as a life coach and a public speaker.[1] She was also awarded a bachelor of science degree in communications and cultural studies by the University of North London and a master of science degree in gender and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science.[1] She has also worked as a leadership trainer for London's Metropolitan Police.[1]

Sekyiamah co-founded the blog, Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women, to help widen discussion of sex and sexuality by African women and provide a forum for them to talk openly.[2][3] She won the best overall blog and best activist blog prizes at the 2013 Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards and best overall blog again in 2014.[2] In March 2011 Sekyiamah was recognised by Arise magazine as one of "Ghana's Change Makers".[1] Sekyiamah is the convener for Fab Fem, a feminist group that meets regularly in Accra.[1]

Sekyiamah has written articles for The Guardian, This is Africa and Open Democracy.[3][4][5] She wrote the Communications Handbook for Women’s Rights Organisations and has had short stories published in anthologies in many countries.[6] Sekyiamah has written widely on the sexuality of African women and has also had an article (Standpoint: Adventures from Our Bedrooms – Blogging about diverse erotic experiences) published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Feminist Africa.[3][7]

Sekyiamah works as senior communications manager for the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID).[5] She is a member of the Black Feminism Forum Working Group.[8] She co-authored Creating Spaces and Amplifying Voices: The First Ten Years of the African Women's Development Fund on the early history of the fund.[6] She also wrote Women Leading Africa: Conversations with Inspirational African Women, a collection of interviews with women from across Africa on topics including feminism, politics and the arts that came about through her work with the AWDF.[1][6][9]

Sekyiamah was a speaker at the 2015 Writivism Festival in Kampala, Uganda and the 2016 Ake Books and Arts Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria.[10][11] She and her sister Abynnah Sekyiamah own MAKSI, a Ghanaian fashion brand.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah". Cultures Uganda. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Nana Darkoa: Adventures from the bedroom of an African woman". Gender IT. 
  3. ^ a b c "Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah". This Is Africa. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah". openDemocracy. 
  5. ^ a b "Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "Nana Darkoa to read at Goethe-Institut – Graphic Online". Graphic Online. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Standpoint: Adventures from Our Bedrooms – Blogging about diverse erotic experiences" (PDF). Feminist Africa. 16: 142–145. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Standing on African Feminist Land". AWID 2016 International Forum. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Women Leading Africa: Conversations with Inspirational African Women". Good Reads. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "The Writivism Festival 2015: Exploring all things literature". The Star, Kenya. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "Travelogue: From Kaduna to Abeokuta, the City Under the Rock • Olisa Blogazine". Olisa Blogazine. 27 November 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "MAKSI launches maiden fashion boutique in Accra – citifmonline". Citi FM. 14 December 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Team". MAKSI Clothing. Retrieved 10 November 2017. 

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