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At Home, Online: Affective Exchange and the Diasporic Body in Ghanaian Internet Video
Type of Resource: Book Chapter
Year of Publication: 2017
- Internet Access, Affordability And Use
REGINOLD A. ROYSTON
In the YouTube series An African City, the main protagonist, Nana Yaa, narrates her transition from life as a publicist in New York City to her homeland Ghana, in voice-overs reminiscent of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie in the HBO series Sex and the City. In an episode titled “He Facebooked Me,” Nana gives an exposition on Africa’s contemporary “rise,” against the backdrop of chaotic street scenes and fervent construction projects in the capital city Accra: “According to The Economist, Africa is the next frontier in ICT [information and communications technology].