Rita Nketiah

About the Author Rita Nketiah

Rita Nketiah is a second-generation Ghanaian-Canadian who is currently completing her PhD research in Critical Human Geography at York University. Her focus is on second-generation transnationalism among young adults of Ghanaian origin. Her Honours and Master’s degrees were in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto respectively. Rita has recently relocated to Accra to complete her research and work as a Gender Advisor for the World University Service of Canada.

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A reflection on African ‘apathy’ and #Blacklivesmatter

Black people simply have not learned enough about each other’s struggles. Most of what we know of each other has been filtered through mainstream white media images that have never depicted us with any real agency or nuance. While Black History Month has come to a close, we must continue to take time to reflect, learn, share and teach each other and the larger society about who we are and who we have been.