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S3E3 Non-Binary Concepts in Ghanaian Traditional Religions

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Michelle is back with a solo episode all about non-binary concepts in traditional Ghanaian religions! She discusses how they manifest within the Ga, Dagomba, Ewe, Akan and Dagaara traditional belief systems. Michelle chats about the various Creators within the different ethnic groups, in particular Ataa Naa Nyongmo, Naawuni, Mawu, Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa and Dagaara Gatekeepers.

She also talks about LGBTQIA+ rights in Ghana, the proposed bill that's been drafted to criminalize queer people and advocacy in Ghana, and #KilltheBill. 

 #QueerGhanaianLivesMatter

 

Join in on the conversation! Use the hashtag #AsaseBaPod.

TRANSCRIPT

https://asaseba.com/podcast/season-3/episode-3-non-binary-ghanaian-traditional-religions

 

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RELEVANT NOTES

What’s Going on in Ghana

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/23/ghana-anti-gay-bill-proposing-10-year-prison-sentences-sparks-outrage

 

Queer Organizations

LGBT+ Rights Ghana https://www.lgbtrightsgh.org/

Drama Queens https://www.instagram.com/dramaqueensgh/

Silent Majority Ghana https://www.silentmajorityghana.com/

 

Queer Activism in Ghana: An Ongoing Struggle (3 Part Series)

  1. https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-e4663ef8f152
  2. https://medium.com/blmp/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-ii-15a6c1962e40
  3. https://medium.com/@blacklooks/queer-activism-in-ghana-an-ongoing-struggle-part-iii-6006d1975697

 

Topic References and Info 

Ga - Ataa Naa Nyongmo

thegadangme.com/kpele

https://kpakpatseweroyalfamily.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/religion-of-the-ga-people-of-ghana/ 

 

Dagomba - Naawuni

Thank you Aunty Priscilla!

 

Ewe/Eʋe -  Mawu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx3Pe5wHJdE&ab_channel=TheEweHeritage

https://tif.ssrc.org/2018/09/26/on-category-mistakes-and-androgynous-divinities/

https://voncujovi-s.medium.com/working-ones-destiny-se-in-ewe-vodu-practice-31cf09011c16

 

Akan - Onyankopong/Nyame/Asaase Yaa

Cloth as a Metaphor: (Re)Reading the Adinkra Cloth by Kojo Arthur

The Quest For Spiritual Transformation. Introduction to Traditional Akan Religion, Rituals, and Practices by Nana Akua Kyerewaa Opokuwaa

 

Dagaara Gatekeepers

Book: Ancient African Teachings in the Ways of Relationships by Sobonfu Some

 

Season 1 Transcripts

https://bit.ly/3eGiiDH

 

EMAIL

asasebapod@gmail.com 

 

HOST

This podcast is produced, edited and hosted by Ghanaian Canadian Michelle (pronouns: she/her). She is also the creator of the theme music.

 

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