Breakfast or Late

Five minutes. That is all it took for the duration of my journey to work to change from an hour 15 minutes to two hours. I could complain about the inefficient transport system but that is a rant for another day. The reason for the delay is simple; breakfast. I have been working since I […]

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Kwaku Ananse

ananse ntentan – image courtesy google images     Cunning one The one with eight arms The land’s wily octopod Ingenious The trickster himself Of whom legends are told in blazes of orange tinted black     Oh arachnidan god He who makes his home between the tusks of the mighty elephant He who makes […]

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And They Go…

And They Go… Here she comes, Stealing the breaths away, That of the tobacco stained giggles of the young men and the palm wine flavoured tang of the grey haired draught kings alike. Here she comes, Drawing hisses, (or is it kissing the teeth?) Of the market women and the homely maidens. So jealous yet […]

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The Fifa Duel

THE FIFA DUEL The room was filled with such primal intent when the new comer walked in. Over the deathly silence, nobody noticed him lurking at the back. The furore earlier had brought him sniffing. Now he gazed at the others intent on waiting his turn. Presently a roar went up and a din filled […]

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  At the time of writing this, I had just finished a meal of “banku” and “gboma detsi”. Food simply but is one of the cornerstones of life. I savoured each scoop of the “banku” and wondered how to write a post on food. As a former hale and hearty eater (who doesn’t grow fat […]

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Judith; nudes and the Ghanaian

The nude in contemporary African art is subject to polarizing views and controversies. From when African people have been described as people of few clothes till now where lesser clothes spark controversy the nude has been at its epicenter. Our various cultures see little wrong with a woman showing off her body as seen in […]

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