Fatherhood sends Kojo Baffoe back to square one

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Fatherhood sends Kojo Baffoe back to square one

Baffoe, who recently released a collection of essays, talks about the task of helping fix ‘the man’s problem’

Mila de Villiers

“Dad”, “ubaba”, “pa”, “utata”, “ntate”: male parents go by many monikers in SA and were unanimously celebrated on June 20 via the all-encompassing (if somewhat formidably named) Father’s Day.

One such father is writer, poet, blogger and former editor of Destiny Man Kojo Baffoe.

Baffoe recently released a collection of essays, Listen to Your Footsteps, recounting his transcontinental heritage – his father is Ghanaian, his mother German; the loss of his mother at a young age; being raised in Lesotho; his struggles with substance abuse; and learning how to challenge masculinity in its most literal – and devastating – form...

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