Obroni! Obroni! Obroni!

“Silimiŋa how are you? I’m fine. Thank you!” The Northern ‘Jingle,’ which makes me suspect they are taught this in school. Especially as they rarely give the foreigner a chance to answer. Listen to it here: https://clyp.it/v1qomppu/widget In Ghana, foreigners, as in people from beyond Ghana and its neighboring countries, are rare. And there is no stigma…

Ya pusiya!

“Greetings to you all!” Greetings, everywhere in Ghana, are important. There are greetings for everything. And it is preferable to greet someone and be late to wherever you are going than ignore the person and make it on time (I learned this the hard way). It is also bad form to converse with someone and…

Mampruli it is

    About three weeks into PST, we learned which languages we would be learning. This identified where we would be generally located in the country. For the Twi speakers, it was more vague because Twi is one of the more widely spoken Ghanaian languages (there are estimated to be 80!). So Twi people could…

Homestay

Mid-October, we arrived at our homestay village and made our way to a corner of one of the local churches, where homestay families had already started to gather. We all eyed each other, wondering who ‘belonged’ to whom. I spotted a lady with a baby boy decked out in Chelsea FC blue. I commented to…