Writing Paul Boakye painted by artist Rogers Adholla

Writer Writing and Influences

I started writing because Black people were invisible on radio, stage or screen and I wanted to make a difference in how we saw ourselves.

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Low Credit Score? Fix Your Credit Report

How to Repair Your Credit Report

Check your credit report, people! You never know what these credit reference agencies may have incorrectly listed against your name or the various addresses where you’ve lived in the recent past.

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To Buckingham Palace to Visit The Queen

My Royalist mother would have been smiling down at me from her seat on the right-hand side of God, as the taxi arrived to pick me up to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Today would have been her seventy-third birthday, so I hope she’s still smiling down at me as I write this little missive.

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Was I Having a Nervous Breakdown?

A Nervous Breakdown?

I thought moving to Ghana was a dream come true. But after only a week in the bright and stifling glow, the heat had not been kind. Was I having a nervous breakdown?

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On Being a Big Man in Ghana

On Being a “Big Man” in Ghana

On being a “Big Man” in Ghana the trick is to marry early. Give your wife at least two children; a house, and a “home used” 4×4 – and you’re free to roam.

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taxi

My God Wouldn’t Make Homosexuals

I was having a discussion with one of my regular taxi drivers the other day….

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Chinese Gold Miner Ghana

Chinese Invasion

The Chinese are adept at adapting. See them navigating the markets, streets and tro-tros of…

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The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment

Years ago, I wrote a one-off TV drama on a fast track programme for budding…

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