Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah: Writing and Profiling, Fearlessly

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah writes about Black artists and their lives with the great care and depth they deserve. In an interview on the Buzzfeed podcast, Another Round with Heben & Tracy, she states that the ways in which Black artists are written into the canon are “abysmal.” She has made it her business to change that. Her meticulous research and unrelenting focus come through in each essay and profile she writes, and in the interviews she conducts. She uses her words to bear witness to Black artistic and personal journeys in a way that is reverent and compelling. Below, you will find some of her fine work, including profiles of literary icon Toni Morrison and music industry genius Missy Elliott.

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[Updated Tuesday 8/22]:

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Zoë Gadegbeku is the Communications Manager for the Elma Lewis Center. She blogs at shewhowritesreality.com

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thea Weiss says:

    I am impressed beyond words with the writing of Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. More, please, and thank you!

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