Written by Yaba Badoe on October 24, 2011 — Add a Comment
I’ve now been in Ghana for 3 weeks at my job as Visiting Scholar at the Institute of African Studies. The Institute and it’s former Director, Professor Takyiwaa Manuh, were extremely supportive and instrumental in helping us complete The Witches of Gambaga. Imagine my shock when a young Lecturer came up to me the other day, and told me that watching The Witches of Gambaga is now part of the Gender and African Studies course. Every student at the University of Ghana has to take this course. They watch the documentary and then discuss it, which means that by the end of the academic year over 2500 of Ghana’s future movers and shakers will have seen it. I call that a successful outcome!