Nana Akosua Hanson

About the Author Nana Akosua Hanson

Nana Akosua Hanson is a Ghanaian writer and actress, with a deep love for philosophy and Africa. She is the morning show host at Y FM in Accra and a TV hostess, and runs an arts and creative writing blog at

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Could we be protecting the Cosby next door?

Rape culture’s dominant beliefs, social practices and institutions consciously and unconsciously condone sexual abuse by normalizing, trivializing and even eroticizing the abuse. There are numerous times when victims of rape are silenced, fearing the monster that is society; a society too ashamed of its own perversion to try and correct it. Instead, it tucks the perversion in a dark corner, pretending it doesn’t exist, and thus a healthy breeding ground is established for rapists to thrive.

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#Shashii, Ghanaian Twitter and slut shaming

Twitter has become one of the world’s most engaging, electrifying, high context, as well as low context discourse platforms. You want to know a country’s people, check their Twitter. At the same time,it has become that monster terrorising society’s self esteem, instituting a form of dictatorship while running largely on mass, often uneducated opinion. Though it represents a new kind of freedom, it is another form of repression. And who are the worst affected? Women. Or rather, their bodies