Family Ties – The Adamah Papers exhibition
|Dates:||7 April 2017 - 25 May 2017|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Organiser:||Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm, Friday and Saturday 9am - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
A new exhibition from the Black Cultural Archives exploring a collection of papers belonging to the Adamah Family - a Ghanaian family of Kings - which reflect on the family's daily life and their migratory history.
At the head of the Adamah family tree is Togbui Adamah II, a paramount Ewe Fia or King of Some in south eastern Ghana. Over the years, his family has migrated across the globe to France, Germany, U.S. and Britain.
His granddaughter, who lives in Britain, discovered a collection of unassuming boxes of paperwork in Ghana, which she brought back to London and donated to the Black Cultural Archives in 2014. These compelling documents provide a snapshot of everyday life in Keta and Some from the 1920s onwards. More than that, they include important information about what it was like to live under colonial
rule. This ground-breaking exhibition traces the stories of descendants and reflects on Ghanaian-British heritage.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square