Ghanaian writer, art historian, and filmmaker, Nana Oforiatta Ayim has raised concern about the unequal representation of women in Ghanaian and by extension African history.
According to Ms Ayim, this further suppresses African heritage and arts which have been exploited for many years to the detriment of the continent. Nana Ayim made these remarks during the ongoing Open Society Foundations Global Initiative for the Restitution for African Cultural Heritage summit which continues today, in Ghana’s capital Accra.
The summit is aimed at bringing together ideas to build a strong sense of awareness of the need for restitution of the African identity which can serve as a key ingredient towards reclaiming Africa’s lost identity, culture, and artefacts.
Speaking to WADR’s Atiewin Mbillah-Lawson, Nana Oforiatta Ayim bemoaned the lack of representation and reorganization of African heroines in the liberation and development of the continent.