Something happened today that I really just wanted to share with all of you. Not just family but the world. My grandmother found out her age today. Yep you read right. My grandmother, a woman was has had children who have had children (some of whom have even had children) found out her age… today. My… Continue reading Day 60: My grandmother
The Brits are in town, you’ll know because all the TV chat shows keep referring to all the Borgas (sometimes spelt Burgers and derived from the suffix of many German towns e.g Hamburg) who have descended on the city. There’s a concert almost every other day, cashing in on the foreign currency that has rushed… Continue reading Day 56: Merry Christmas!
Africans don’t get enough credit for the ordinary things they do. When Blablacar.com launched in the UK it gathered much acclaim, the whole car-share phenomenon (if I can call it that) was hailed by all the eco-warriors as an innovative method developed in the already commuter-friendly streets of Europe and North America. So imagine my… Continue reading Day 55: Transport in Ghana
“Sanktoku”, I hear, means “Innovation”. I think “near perfection” is also a good translation. I took my mum to what is arguably Accra’s classiest restaurant with all these good reviews in my head and the worry that, with my luck, they’ll disappoint. They did not. It is, for lack of a better word, swanky. The… Continue reading Day 45: Santoku
On Day 3 I was faced with the stark reality of the fragility of life. Every Saturday is ayi da (the day for funerals) here. There will not be any other day given to a funeral in Ghana (unless the person is Muslim, in which case the rule of almost immediate burial applies). Today was the… Continue reading Day 45: The Family Gathering
Not many Ghanaians who have not lived in Ghana will know this but there was a time when cinema going in these beautiful, colonial outspaces was the social thing to do, long before Citizen Kofi and Silverbird. What I came to learn last night is that Kwame Nkrumah acquired these cinemas with the aim of… Continue reading Day 39: #SavetheRex
So it was pretty emotional in Ghana when we lost 2-1 in Cairo. Emotional for all the right reasons, we had done enough in Kumasi to book our plane tickets and front row seats to the biggest and best carnival in the world. Since mid-November the players have been focusing the nation’s hopes on a… Continue reading Day 37: #FinalDraw #WorldCup