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a weekend in ada.

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defensive driving.

 

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is that daylight showing through the floorboards of this vehicle?

Yes. And yes, the vehicle has floorboards. Just another morning commute in Accra.

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cape coast castle.

The Cape Coast Castle sits in a beautiful place, its crumbling whitewashed walls a preserved monument to an haunting history: the torture, humiliation, and degradation of transatlantic slave trade, which saw the sale and purchase of human beings on an … Continue reading

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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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