Sometimes, I feel like if we could just get rid of this, we could avoid so many problems.
About three years ago, a foreign organization visited a Ghanaian village that had frequent outbreaks of diarrheao, cholera, typhoid etc. Why? The well they were drinking from had dirty infected water. They had good intentions. They wanted to help. So they built a solar panelled borehole for the people, told them the water was safe and then left. The people stopped boiling the water. After all, white-man said the water was safe, and it was, for a while. And then the solar panelled system brokedown. No one could fix it, no one was even trained enough to know that it had broken down. So people innocently kept drinking from the borehole. People kept dying.
" Ever heard a Ghanaian you know (for a fact, mind you) has never set foot on U.S. or British shores speak with an accent you found downright baffling? Or had a friend return from the briefest of summer vacations with a new, inexplicable tendency to slur words while completely sober? This, my dear friends, is L.A.F.A – the Locally Acquired Foreign Accent – and it is taking Accra by storm. "
“Be daring, take on anything. Don’t labor over little cameo works in which every word has to be perfect. Technique holds a reader from sentence to sentence, but only content will stay in his mind.”—Joyce Carol Oates (via writingquotes)
When I first saw that anonymous poster called me Dee I got hella shocked like “how the hell do you know my name?” Then I remembered my tumblr is connected to my twitter account with my name on there. LOL!
Hi Dee. Just came across your blog and i love it. Was wondering if you have any pictures on African surroundings(houses, roads, places of entertainment), etc. I have a presentation on debunking African stereotypes and would love many pictures to illustrate that we don't all live in huts, ride donkeys, etc. Please post some pics if you have any. My presentation is due on Wednesday. Thank you!
Hi thank you for loving the blog. I don’t really post pictures of my own with African surroundings. My blog has some how evolved to become more about music. But I will say to try Flickr and these three blogs that I follow. They have great pictures.
Searching through tags for certain African nations and I notice that the most recent post for a lot of these countries is months ago. If you are from an African country that you feel is underrepresented, please don’t feel as if there is nothing at all that you can do. You can take action in…