Monthly Archives: July 2012

it’s the little things.

The steps in the staircases in my 4-story office here in Accra are uneven. It’s almost unnoticeable, except there’s one really tall step in one flight of otherwise-small steps. It makes me fall up the stairs every time. When I … Continue reading

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a nation in mourning.

Yesterday afternoon, the radio (which is always on in our office) brought news that Ghana’s President, John Atta Mills, had died. The official statement from his office reported that the death was sudden, but foreign media outlets are reporting that … Continue reading

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ghana beats.

Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of autotune or some of the really awful lyric choices that seem to dominate pop music here. However, to give you a taste of what pumps through the speakers of nearly every bus station, shop, … Continue reading

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what can i buy while sitting in this traffic?

Accra has some pretty epic traffic jams. Impromptu marketplaces spring up around waiting vehicles when things get really stopped up, with hawkers offering a fantastic variety of items to passengers in waiting vehicles. One way I pass the time spent … Continue reading

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