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Art & Culture History People

The Batammariba reference in Beyoncé’s Black is King

Juxtaposition of Beyoncé as photographed by Travis Matthews & a Batammariba woman by unknown photographer
Beyoncé as seen by Travis Matthews in Black Is King, Disney

I was watching Beyoncé’s … Read more “The Batammariba reference in Beyoncé’s Black is King”

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Colonial Events History

The Formation of Togoland – The Protectorate of Little Popo

In 1884, Reginald Firminger, the Gold Coast District Commissioner of Keta, accompanied by his English colonial soldiers, went to the chiefs in the Togo region to complain about the so-called … Read more “The Formation of Togoland – The Protectorate of Little Popo”

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History People

Histoire du Togo..Il était une fois

Histoire du Togo, Il était une fois was a state-commissioned propaganda comic book relating the heroism and adventures of Gnassingbé Eyadéma. It was designed by Serge Saint-Michel and published in 1976. … Read more “Histoire du Togo..Il était une fois”

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History Nation Building

The Togolese National Anthem over the years

Terre de nos aïeux

Terre de nos aïeux” (English: “Land of our forefathers”) is the national anthem of Togo. It was composed by Alex Casimir-Dosseh and it was the national anthem … Read more “The Togolese National Anthem over the years”