Miscellaneous news, September 2019
Johnny and Clara Rogo celebrate their double day: A large gathering of family, friends and well-wishers were at hand over the weekend to celebrate with Johnny and Clara Rogo. It was the occasion of Clara's 60th birthday and the couple's 35th wedding anniversary. The terraced restaurant was full of mostly Nigerians and Ghanaians as well as Swedes who heard the beautiful stories of their long marriage. There were visitors from other countries too. Clara's female friends were all clad in beautiful dresses made from the same cloth with intricate head gears. The music was good and the food and drinks were plentiful. There were performances by Nigerian artists. Every one who attended went away with a gift with the pictures of the couple embossed on them. There were memorial buckets, exercise books, bags and other items. The dancing went on till day break.
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Adul Carimo So laid to rest: Burial took place on Thursday September 12th 2019 of Adul Carimo So who died in Stockholm after a protracted illness. He was 61. Adul was born in Guinea Bissau in West Africa. Final obsequies were performed at the Uppståndelsekapellet at Skogskyrkogården outside Stockholm in the presence of Adul's two sons Carimo and his younger brother Amilcar both in their twenties together with their mother Pascale. Also present were Adul's two sisters who travelled respectively from Guinea Bissau and Portugal as well as friends and mourners mostly from among the African diaspora in Stockholm and elsewhere in Sweden. Together with African writer colleagues Adul founded the Association of African Writers in Sweden which was active in Stockholm in the 1990s. Read the rest...

Tribute to Adul by Stephen Atta Owusu...
 
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