queen mother

Queen Mother Blues

Why are you destroying our sacred Shai Hills and selling it off to foreigners? They say, ‘Never you mind.’ But I’m the Queen Mother!–I protest. ‘You’re still a woman,’ they say.

Kojo off his dog food

Genetically Modified Dog Food

The white woman said her dog food was second to none. Made with real chicken pieces and not just chicken flavoring like the GM corn-based stuff I was feeding my dog. She’d put together a whole essay on it, “The Dangers of Genetically Modified Ingredients in Dog Food,” which she handed out to me as […]

Was I Having a Nervous Breakdown?

A Nervous Breakdown?

I thought moving to Ghana was a dream come true. But after only a week in the bright and stifling glow, the heat had not been kind. Was I having a nervous breakdown?

Savile Row Suit

Savile Row Suit

Took my Savile Row suit to the dry cleaners. It’s the same suit I wore to meet The Queen at Buckingham Palace, so I’m that little bit attached to it.

Chorkor Boy playing in Filth

Chorkor Bola, Disease, and Poverty

Woke up last week with a hunger for sea food. So, we got in the car and headed toward Accra’s coastal communities. We are in search of fresh red lobster like my old man used to cook. On the radio ministers are talking about how Ghana is poised to contain and treat the Ebola virus. […]

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