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How To Survive The Trotro In Ghana

Arriving into Africa from my home region of New York, I was immediately overwhelmed by the sites and sounds of Africa. Experiencing standstill traffic and air saturated with diesel fuel while hawkers (men carrying goods and women selling merchandise from […]

African Culture: Notes On Ghanaian Marriage Traditions

Fried chicken shops and overpriced pizza joints interspersed between fine dining restaurants and smoothie stores. A group of teenagers laughs loudly, pointing at something in the crowd. At one table, a young beggar asks for some food, as the family […]

Notes On Not Adopting An Orphan In Ghana, Africa

“JESSIE…JESSIE…I’m coming to get you…!” I am lying in bed reading as the voice growls from outside my window. I tighten my throat, trying to sound scared, “Who’s there? You’re scaring me!” In reality I haven’t moved a muscle, as […]

A Day In The Life Of An Orphanage Volunteer In Ghana

“Do you hear that?” Steph asks groggily, rolling to face me on our over-sized mattress. I had actually woken up moments before her and was wondering what the noise was myself. At our homestay house in Ghana, Africa, the sounds […]