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Service in Leningrad. He was a contributor to the British Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC) African Service and for London-based magazines,
including New African, Africa Events, West Africa and African Concord,
and published articles in newspapers around the world including the United States and Canada.
Dr. Quist-Adade arrived in Canada in 1992. For several years, he
taught at the University of Windsor and at Wayne State
University. He won many awards and accolades, including
1998 Ghanaian of the Year. Once he was named Most Popular
Professor at the University of Windsor (1998 Maclean’s
Magazine Annual Academic Edition) and more than once he appeared on published lists of the top ten professors at the university.
Besides teaching, Dr. Quist-Adade has taken a great interest in supporting
Windsor’s Black community. He has for many years
published Windsor’s Black community-oriented newsmagazine,
Sankofa News, with the assistance of communication studies
students from the University of Windsor. He has also acted
as editor of the Multi-cultural News out of Toronto. Dr.
Quist-Adade has to his credit more than 300 newspaper articles.
His academic publications include the book Africa in the Shadows
of the Kremlin and the Press: Africa’s Media Image
During and After the Cold War (2001) and a chapter in the book Africa, the Kremlin
and the Press by Lawrence Erlbaum Mahmah. He is also the producer
Ones They Left Behind: The Life and Plight of African Russians, a documentary
film on the offspring of Black student fathers and Russian mothers
and the experiences of these children in the (former) Soviet Union.
From September 1992 until August 2003, Dr. Quist-Adade produced
and hosted CJAM’s Safari Pan-Afrikana, a weekly
radio program featuring news, music, and commentaries
on issues concerning continental Africa and the African
Diaspora. Through the radio program and the Sankofa News,
he has lent support to many Black community causes, as well as promoting
unity and co-operation among all segments of Windsor’s
Currently, Dr. Charles Quist-Adade teaches at Kwantlen University College
in British Columbia. His passion remains the quest for Global African
unity and co-operation. Dr. Quist-Adade and his beautiful and affable
wife, Geralda, have three children, Maayaa, Christopher (Kwaku) and Malika.
On February 14th, 2004, while he was a faculty member at Central Michigan
University and still commuting to the Windsor area on a monthly basis
for a variety of volunteer commitments, the Windsor and District Black
Coalition awarded the 2004 Black Community Leadership Award to this
dedicated leader and volunteer whose many contributions to the Black community of Windsor and region will never be forgotten.