Category: Ghana

Category: Ghana

POBRES NEGRITOS AFRICANOS

POBRES NEGRITOS AFRICANOS Words by Marina Escudero Merino Tenemos tres maneras de pensar o de describir África. Vemos África como un solo país, infantilizado y miserable. “Pobres negritos africanos”. El África negra (subsahariana) es vista como la infancia de la sociedad mundial. Todo el continente es presentado, a menudo, a través de sus niños: niños […]

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Life in a small Ghanaian Village

By Denis Vejas For the last couple months of living in Atsiame, we were closely engaged in micro-political and social life of the community. Two months ago the sacred ceremony of ‘instoolment‘ was performed. Covered in white clothes, garnished with sacred plants and local jewels, two ladies from the distant lands were initiated into one of the most […]

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A Different Way of Growing up

UNA FORMA COMPLETAMENTE DIFERENTE DE CRECER By Lucia Herrero Arranz     Lavar la ropa, ir a comprar, ir a por agua, cocinar…son cosas normales que hasta los niños de dos años pueden hacer solos en Ghana. En general, la infancia en este país suele estar muy alejada de los conceptos occidentales. Sin embargo, dentro de […]

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AKUMA Village

AKUMA Village By Denis Vejas AKUMA village is a very special place on the beach of Accra. Even though the reggae and Rastaman culture is widely spread across all the corners of Ghanaian capital — Akuma, which means heart in Akan language, became an epicenter of it, bringing it all into one place. The place […]

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A Visit to Mama Rasta

A Visit to Mama Rasta   By Denis and Lucia   Mama Rasta is a priestess of a small fishermen community Dzita in the south-east coast of Ghana. According to the local gossips and legends, when Mama was twenty-five years old she had been taken by the spirits of the water into the ocean for […]

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Accra Cirque Central

Accra Cirque Central By Denis Vejas Meet Djanie. I met him in Akuma Village a couple of weeks ago. Akuma Village (Akuma means heart in local language) is a cultural centre  focused on rastaman´s culture in Accra, where I met most of my Ghanian friends and where most of my Ghanians adventures have started. That evening […]

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Que Pasa En Mi Casa

Que Pasa En Mi Casa   Words By Lucia Herrero Arranz Yavu, breni, obruni…. Thats’s something you hear a lot, walking the streets of Ghana. In different local languages, all these words mean ‘white man’. There are people who feel offended about it, but for us, when a group of kids are running towards me […]

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Our Wild African Road Trip

Our Wild African Road Trip Words by Denis Vejas   A number of stars had to come into alignment in order for this road trip to happen. The new group of volunteers have arrived from Spain, and we had to organize their journey to the north of the country, to the community of Larabanga, where educational […]

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Getting Royal

Getting Royal Words by Marina Escudero Merino   No alarms, no traffic no mobiles phones. In Atsiame, the rhythm is not marked by any clocks. Life in the village begins with the first rays of sun, singing of the roosters and the sound of palm brooms in the hands of women cleaning the village. Every […]

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Atsiame prochim ambawan

Atsiame prochim ambawan Words by Marina Escudero Merino   Africa was not an unknown continent to any, but the three roads were destined to meet in the first village beyond the sea. In the Volta region, in the southeast of the Republic of Ghana, the Atsiame community prayed for aid and development to come. Some […]

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