In ‘The Fascinating History of My Liberated Ancestors’, the Author starts with a brief Historical sketch of his direct Ancestors beginning in Scotland in the late fifteenth Century. Thereafter, the reader is treated to a very well researched account of those White and Black men and women that traveled between Nova Scotia, Jamaica, Britain and West Africa, particularly Sierra Leone whilst enduring the horrors of Slavery. Against all odds and the many degrading and prejudicial practices, Charles Harding’s Ancestors developed into a formidable Group of well – educated professionals in Medicine, The Law and members of the Cloth. They married and intermarried and played an immeasurable part in the establishment of the British Colony of Sierra Leone that played such a leading role in West Africa until Independence. His masterful writing has not only produced a ‘Family History,’ but a book that provides a unique account of ‘Colonial History’, and a Fascinating one at that. This remarkable book is a truly good read.
First published as Road to Freedom, this is the story of former African slaves who were persuaded to fight on the side of the British in the American War of Independence and after their defeat migrated to Nova Scotia. Seeking a better life and more meaningful freedom in 1792, over one thousand of them left Nova Scotia to resettle in West Africa, with the support of a company formed by British philanthropists. Freetown, the colony they founded, later became the capital of Sierra Leone. Told from the point of view of one of the settlers, Seeking Freedom is the stirring tale of their return to Africa, and of their struggles to realize their hopes in a trying climate, amid sometimes hostile indigenes, unexpected dangers, and conflicts with officials of the company that sponsored them.
For several years, Arnold’s friends have been urging him to write his memoirs. He resisted in the past, as he did not think his life was that interesting, or that people would want to read about it. But, having put pressure on others to write about their lives, Arnold decided that after attaining age eighty he should do so too. This is that story providing Reflections on various aspects of his colourful life without the aid of diaries. He hopes the reader will have an enjoyable read and would comment afterwards in Amazon Reviews and otherwise.
Milo And All That Jazz is the most recent work of Dr. Kitty Fadlu-Deen, published by SONDIATA GLOBAL MEDIA. Dr. Fadlu Deen was born in Singapore and is a graduate of the University College Dublin and the University of York. She has worked as a music educator in Sierra Leone where she lives with her husband. She therefore, has a firsthand appreciation of the international music scene.
As a music professional from South East Asia, the vastness and depth of musical offerings in her adopted country was an inspirational discovery for Dr. Fadlu-Deen. Part of the expression of this inspiration is her co-founding of the Ballanta Academy of Music, Freetown in 1995.
Milo And All That Jazz attempts to explore the history and creative breadth and depth of Sierra Leonean music from the 1960s to the 1990s. Considering the vast choice of bands and artists during that period, this is no mean feat. Aminatta Forna, a renowned Sierra Leonean author, says “…Dr. Fadlu-Deen has commemorated Pino and all the most talented of Sierra Leone’s astonishing array of musicians over three decades in a fascinating story that has been meticulously researched and elegantly written… Sierra Leone boasts a powerful voice that moves to its own distinctive beat.”
The book takes the reader on a journey steeped in Sierra Leonean culture expressed through her distinctive music, providing the reader with an appreciation of its evolution and growth over three memorable decades.
This is a definite must-read for music lovers the world over. It is a book that connects the development of Sierra Leonean cultural music and its sources of inspiration from the African Continent and beyond. Above all, it recognises the influence and inspiration with which Sierra Leonean music continues to touch the world.
Queen Nefertiti was more than just a “Great Royal Wife”. She was once one of the most powerful women of Africa as she ruled ancient Egypt alongside her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten. They were the power couple of their era who brought revolutionary, cultural and religious changes to Egypt. She is also an icon of beauty and her famous bust is a global symbol of feminine beauty and power. Nefertiti Reborn is a tribute to the ancient Queen Nefertiti and is for today’s African woman.
If you are a child of Africa with dreams,
If you are a professional who aspires to get to the top of her career or run her own business,
If you are living in the diaspora but are still very proud of your African heritage,
If you have integrated into your country of residence and you respect diversity,
If you are concerned about the plight of African women and women in Africa,
If you are inspired to lead,
You are Nefertiti Reborn.
Nefertiti Reborn is a new breed woman, who juggles work and family. A global citizen, she is aware of world events and cares about their impact on Africa. She maintains strong links to her country of origin. She’s got great hair, an iPhone or iPad and she can cook a great african meal. She loves wearing ankara and casually teams it up with skinny jeans or a t-shirt and a pair of heels.
She is Afropolitan and she runs her world. She is ready to play her part on the world stage and inspire change. She is a leader and she is shaping Africa’s future.
The beautiful one has come again in the spirit of Nefertiti Reborn and she is here to stay.
Nefertiti Reborn formerly known as Nerfertiti is a community created to promote, foster and inspire leadership qualities in African women who in the spirit of the ancient Queen Nefertiti of Egypt are shaping Africa’s future. We cover leading African women; their challenges and their success stories. We share expert tips and resources and promote related events.
Women leaders are often faced with the double bind. When you are directive and transactional you get labelled too ‘bossy’. If you choose to be collaborative and transformational, then you are a ‘softy’. We can’t win either way. Wherever patriarchy reigns supreme, leadership can be a very frustrating experience for many women. Nefertiti Reborn is here to help you through it all by building a supportive community where we can hold each other’s hands, share resources and organise events, with the hopes of expediting the learning process and making all of us better women and better leaders.
Nefertiti Reborn hopes to build a supportive community where African women can exchange ideas, and information to help them become better leaders and have the confidence and know how to achieve their goals. Together we inspire and connect and help each other grow. Together we find solutions to overcome the problems that are unique to African women as well as those affecting women in general. We support each other to be the best in what we choose to do.
We follow African women leaders and learn from them. We provide information to improve our skills including leadership and communication.
We organise networking and learning events, where we can build relationships, form partnerships and develop skills to grow our businesses or advance our careers.
Women, Men & Country is an exciting collection of new poetry from Africa. The poems vary from traditional formats, long and short to Japanese-style haikus.
Some tell of the trials of womanhood, others are meditations and reflections of the past. There are love songs and affirmations and some just simply honour the flag. Profits from the sale of this publication go to the Peagie Woobay Scholarship Fund.
The charity was set up to highlight the importance of educating girls and the risks of teenage pregnancy. With contributions ranging from the daly efforts of school children, to experts who have been writing for decades.
The poets are mainly women from Sierra Leone, but there are also notable verses from men and poets from other African countries. The result is a rich and diverse collection representing Africa at its best.