This edition: Enter West Africa Special: GhanaTweet
Original tape date: March 12, 2012.
First aired: March 14, 2012.
On this edition of Independent Sources, we begin our two-part special called "Enter West Africa". On this edition we focus on Ghana. We see how pirated wax prints from China are affecting the country's local economy. We talk about how clothes donated from Europe and America are big industry in Ghana. We learn what a rash of grave robberies in the country have to do with a new fashion trend. Then, we find out a little more about New York City's Ghanaian community.
Rose Agtepomah Textile Shop Keeper
Gideon Ashiaghor Textile Technician, Akosombo Textile Limited (Ghana)
Judith R. Escalona Independent Sources
Mohammed Ibrahim Beads Trader
Abraham Koomson General Secretary, Textiles, Garment, and Leather Workers Union (Ghana)
Alhaji Mohammed Marda President, Yankasa Association of USA, Inc.
Catherine McKinley Author, "Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World"
Rosalind McLymont Editor in Chief, The Network Journal
Garry Pierre-Pierre Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources
Rose Ivy Quarshie Executive Secretary, National Council of Ghanaian Associations, Inc. (USA)
Kati Torda Owner & Beads Designer, Sun Trade Limited
Vianora Vinca Producer/Co-Host, Independent Sources