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In Journalism since 1956: Convo with Cameron Duodu

My guest tonight is Cameron Duodu, London-based journalist, author and African affairs specialist. He grew up at Asiakwa, a small town in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He neither went to secondary school nor university, but that never stood in his path to becoming a prolific and respected journalist.

He was head-hunted to become editor of Drum, a pan-African magazine fondly remembered as one of the best reads in the post- Independence years.

He later became editor of the Daily Graphic in the early 70s but fell out with the government of Dr Kofi Busia over the government’s preferred approach to fighting apartheid in South Africa. He’s also published fiction, the first of which was “The Gab Boys” in 1967.

He’s written for many respected and international newspapers and periodicals especially in South Africa and the U.K. and even now, although ripe at 80, he oozes ink still.

You know, vintage products and businesses that have stood the test of time often use their year of establishment to claim bragging rights.

Say, Ohenewa Health Shop….since 1968. Well, my guest tonight is Cameron Duodu, journalist…since 1956.

What’s your question for Cameron Duodu on Ghana, Africa, journalism, writing, his life, whatever…

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