The African Disillusions of My Youth

I am an African who had their scales fall from their eyes Traumatised from the revelation behind their lies Of “You can be anything you want to be” And “Follow your dreams”; I mean, look what happened to Dr King Follwing those smooth slithering serpents’ doctrines. While I’m climbing on the rough side of this…

X MARKS THE SPOT: POLITICAL VOTING

Mum and I were watching the BBC news and discussing the upcoming general snap elections in June that was called by Prime Minister Theresa May. Party members were discussing the NHS, education and Brexit. The Labour Party, UKIP and Conservative Party (Tories) were all slinging mud at each other. I smirked and said to her…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 23 DAY

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 23 – It is hard to say goodbye By the time I woke up, Marie, Yannick and Karla had left the hostel. Marie went to catch her morning flight and the other…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 22

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 22 – Shopping and Hangovers I had a lovely lie-in after a night of walking and dancing. I wasn’t the only one soar. Mog and Kate went out last night and…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 21 (PT2)

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 21 – The gold mile (part 2) After warding off unwanted sale pitches from at least 20 sellers, we escaped the centre and found a woman selling traditional food at the…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 21 (PT1)

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 21 – The gold mile (part 1) Since Friday, I had agreed to take Marie to see some typical sights in Accra since I have already travelled the city. She was…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 20

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 20 – The sound of the police Marie and I got ready at 6:30 am for church. We had breakfast in the dining room with no one else about. The staff…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 19

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 19 – Deal or no deal At 10 am, Aunty Helen (not by blood) arrived at my hostel and I was finishing off my pancakes in the dining room. We embraced…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 18

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 18– Back to Black Roots I woke still floating on cloud 9 with a smile on my face. I showered and planned my trip for the day. I was going to…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 17

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 17– First date on the beach As I ate my delicious breakfast with pancakes and chocolate spread, I opened up my emails and saw a reply from Hubert, the young man…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 16

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 16 – Welcome Home It was 9:30am and my old cumbersome suitcase was latched to the back of my motorbike taxi and I was holding on to the driver while Shalom…

COMING TO GHANA: DAY 15

ARE YOU PACKED? YOU TOOK YOUR SHOTS? LET’S GO GHANA! AND THE BEST PART IS… YOU DO NOT NEED TO GET A PASSPORT! Day 15 – Hard to say goodbye I woke up early and I felt happy that I am leaving tomorrow because I craved more adventure in the city and to lie by…