Before starting my service, I knew I wanted to write a blog about the adventure I was about to embark on. I spent a lot of time thinking what its title was going to be. Inspiration came from Taiye Selasi’s powerful Ghana Must Go which I finally read just prior to staging in Washington, DC. From there, it morphed into Going Go Ghana…Ghana Going Gone…Gonna Go Ghana. I settled on Ghanagogo, liking the quick repetition of the letter ‘g’ and the hint of time passing too fast despite all the waiting in a place where time is not kept by a clock. It also turns out that Agogo is the surname of a former Ghanaian footballer and the ‘nicknamesake’ of my main counterpart’s son. It felt like it was really meant to be then.





Agricultural Extension
Peace Corps Volunteer 2015 – 2017
Northern Ghana

American (Ohio/DC) / Filipino (Ifugao)
Third-culture kid raised in Mexico and the Philippines
BA International Development with Spanish – University of East Anglia
LL.B. – Kaplan Law School
Yogini, salsera, scuba diver, rambler, tea enthusiast
New found obsession with Ghanaian cloth and highlife music



**Disclaimer: The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Ghana Government.**


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Mathias Edetor says:

    Great Maria.
    Just saw your article in UEA DEV newsletter. It’s encouraging to have found yourself with your area of interest and not only making use of knowledge acquired from DEV but also for the fact that the knowledge is contributing to my home country, Ghana. I’m a master student in Climate Change and International Development in DEV. See you one day 🙂


    1. ghanagogo says:

      Thanks so much Mathias. Loving Ghana. Hope you’re enjoying your time at UEA!


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