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Black Cultural Archives
Black Cultural Archives. 1 Windrush Square. Brixton, SW2 1EF London, United Kingdom
Friends of Black Cultural Archives are invited to a special evening viewing of the insightful and spiritually powerful exhibition, Family Ties – The Adamah Papers. The forthcoming exhibition will present personal narrative of a British-Ghanaian family and their discovery of a deeply rooted family history.
Togbui Adamah II was a paramount Ewe Fia of Some in south eastern Ghana and BCA’s newly acquired collection reveals an incredibly detailed snapshot of everyday life in Ghana during the early 1900s to the 1950s. More than that, the stories reveal what life was like under colonial rule as far back as 1858 in the voices of the people.
This is quite possibly the first time the Ewe culture has been presented in this way, outside of traditional cultural realms, and reveals artefacts that detail just how colonialism worked and the impact it had on the people in the colonised regions. This eagerly-anticipated exhibition will prove how one family’s history can tell a global story. This story, of an everyday Black family in Britain, could be any of our stories.
BCA Friends enjoy the opportunity to meet the curator as she shares her personal curatorial journey in presenting the voices of the Ewe people of Ghana, the traditions, customs and the historical colonial relationship to the Empire.
To attend and book for this special evening viewing, you’ll need a BCA Friends membership.
Interested in signing up? Memberships start from £30 per year (or £2.50 per month) and include benefits such as discounts, special invitations and all donations go towards securing the future of Black Cultural Archives.