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Barbara Oteng Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture has reiterated the call for Africans to tell their stories from their own perspectives, Ghana Web reports.

She said “Telling our story as black people means we are bridging the gap in creativity between Ghana and the world.”

Mrs Oteng Gyasi made the call at the premiere of the virtual Master Class on the “Return Conversation,” a pivotal part of the “Beyond the Return” project, held via zoom, on the theme, “Black Stories Matter’: Forging Collaborations for the Development of Ghana’s Creative Industry.”

The conversation was organized by the “Beyond the Return” Committee, the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Creative Arts Council, and TheBridgeZone.

She said the conversation was the first in a series of conversations between Ghanaians and the African diaspora on topics that came up during last year’s successful “Year of Return” campaign, – building on the success and the feedback gathered last year.

The Minister said Africans from the diaspora looked for ways to collaborate with those at home and that such conversations were relevant to bridge the gap.



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