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Colonialism walks into a chop bar

February 2016: I have gone to a chop bar and bought fufu with what soup I cannot remember.

My oatmeal was too hot and took a long time to eat

The traffic is a permanent feature on the roads in Accra.

I drank water from a friend’s bottle and then another friend drank water from my bottle

I liked that we were intimate like that. I wondered if two Americans would have done the same thing.

Ghana and #MeToo

Powerful men are seldom held accountable for their actions in Ghana.

George Alhassan: Footballer and Photographer

I wanted to find out about Alhassan the photographer, but that meant reckoning with Alhassan the football star.

Me Today Primary category in which blog post is published

On this day, this morning, I was moving to my new place

I thought to myself: this is the view i’m going to be waking to? Mashallah.

Wading Through Chale Wote

Perhaps this is what it means to host a successful street art festival: people will come in large numbers, do whatever they want, and even ignore the art. Freedom.

Abject Lessons

What are we to make of these texts that depict Africans as lazy, poor, and underdeveloped?