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Is Hangman culturally appropriate?

I often have English lessons with 2 of my host brother. Mujahid, 12, and Yussif, 15 (at least I think these are their ages. I became sceptical when I found out that their 18 year old sister is actually 16…). … Continue reading

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I have a dream…

This is my blog on the new EWB vision (http://blogs.ewb.ca/vision/vision/). It has taken me months to decide what I think. At first my reaction was “this isn’t a vision.” To me a vision was supposed to be something we were … Continue reading

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The spy that Shead me

A few weeks ago I spent some time at a village and through stealthy watching and documentation, I learned the secrets of SHEA BUTTER PRODUCTION!   the body shop has a special deal with several ladies groups around Northern Ghana … Continue reading

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power dynamics

  I had an interesting power struggle the other night. I was taking a taxi home late at night (10:30 is about 2 hours after my bed time, so very late). This taxi driver had dropped all the other passengers … Continue reading

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Only in Africa…

….would an unaccompanied female ride on the back of a motorcycle with a man she has never met to a place she has never been to meet a man she has only spoken to once on the phone. And only … Continue reading

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to market to market…

to buy a fat goat Home again, home again, hope he don’t choke To market to market to buy a small sheep Home again home again packed in the jeep (or similar open air vehicle) I went to the Bawku … Continue reading

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so for anyone w…

so for anyone who read my blog the other day they were likely confused by the pictures in the gallery. I was describing my room yet the pictures were all of the family… well I will blame that on ol’ … Continue reading

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