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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?

Emergency Care

State of Emergency

An old man walked into the 37th Military Hospital in Accra early one morning. He had known all his life that the 37th Military Hospital in Accra was a place for deserving Ghanaians, and so he had travelled there from far, obviously very sick and

Burt Reynolds in Deliverance

Deliverance (film classic)

Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman’s gripping action-adventure about four suburban businessmen on a disastrous weekend’s river-canoeing trip. It ranks as one of my favourite films. I can never tire of seeing it. The horror starts in this clip below. As one of the

Nothing But a Man

Nothing But a Man (film classic)

Shot in black and white in 1964, Nothing But a Man is a simple, poignant film that tells the tale of one man’s struggle to break the chains that threaten to bind him to a life of drink, servitude, and irresponsibility. Set in the segregated

David Lynch's The Straight Story

The Straight Story

What could be so enthralling about an ailing old geezer travelling on a lawnmower some 240+ miles across the heartland of America from Laurens, Iowa, to Mount Zion (and I don’t mean the Rastafarian promised land), but a place in Wisconsin? Nothing much in the

Race in America

‘Why do you think Romney has such a lead among whites?’ asked The Washington Post, as if racial prejudice isn’t part of America’s history and daily life?