20–30 September 2018

Childhoods at a Cross Roads in Ghana: Growing up in the Shadow of Colonialism

Childhoods at a Cross Roads in Ghana: Growing up in the Shadow of Colonialism

A vibrant performance of poetry and music by Kweku Sackey (KOG and the Zongo Brigade) using traditional instruments to explore the impact of British colonial rule and missionary activities on childhoods in Ghana.

Followed by a discussion between Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh and Kweku Sackey focusing on their own childhoods in Ghana.


This event is collaboration between Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh and Sheffield-based Ghanaian musician Kweku Sackey, who is the front man of the Afro beats group KOG and the Zongo Brigade.

Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood at the University of Sheffield. Over the past 10 years she has managed eight funded research and networking projects focusing on children’s lives and wellbeing in predominately Ghana and Nigeria. Her work has been published in a number of edited collections as well as in peer-reviewed journals. She is also the lead co-editor of three edited collections.