Tag Archives: Ghana

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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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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