Reviews and comment from the Demon Crew - creative writers at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Kente, the new khaki

This year marks sixty years of Ghana independence. 

Last Friday Dr Malika Kraamer enlightened me by sharing some fascinating facts about Ghanaian heritage and how it is expressed through the intriguing and wide world of Kente cloth.

From its influence on the African fashion industry to it's political use it is safe to say the world of Kente cloth is a wide and complex one. 

Thank you, Dr Kraamer for opening my eyes to this culture at such an important time as this. Sixty years of Ghana independence is something to be celebrated and what better way than through a textile business that has so much history and heritage?

Now, where can I buy some Kente cloth?

Bethany Shirtcliffe

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