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I’ll miss…

Julia and I, having completed the distribution, are heading home! Inspired by Vilas’s recent post, I thought I’d list the things I’ll miss most about Ghana (in no particular order). Coke. I will miss African Coke made with sugar cane … Continue reading

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Ahhhhh French champagne

The peanuts are good in Ghana. They are a little smaller and more crunchy than in the US. They are also really cheap. There’s a brand here called Becky Queen that’s pretty tasty. We picked up a large container of … Continue reading

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Shopping at Makola

I’m a big fan of Makola Market. At first experience it was frankly insane. It’s a giant, sprawling, packed market that spans many blocks. I’ve come to like it though. I have no idea where anything is, where I am … Continue reading

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Field Work

So we’ve selected our site to be in a collection of communities near Asesewa in Eastern Region. Yesterday, we went out to see our community partner, an organization called KLO Drivers Alliance, and meet some of the community health volunteers. … Continue reading

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A day in Accra…with a point and shoot

We started the day talking to Joyce and took a couple of snapshots with her. More on these later. Then we went to Osu to look for some fabric for Julia to make a dress and for some pillows. We … Continue reading

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Obruni tro tro

Just came across this video of a news segment on an anthropology student who worked as a tro-tro mate (the person who calls out the tro-tro route and collects fares) on a popular route in Accra. Julia and I have … Continue reading

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Harvard Kennedy School in the news…

There’s no such things as bad publicity, right? CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If an outsider wanted to gain intimate access to a rarefied group of business and political leaders, attending Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government certainly would not hurt. It was … Continue reading

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