That Our People May See - Patrick's Story

The road from Ohua village was unforgiving to our small saloon car whose tires grated on sharp rock and broken granite, and sunk and slid between pools of soft dirt. At a slight right from Oni, the next town, we heard a loud 'bang', then a deadly black cloud perforated from our car’s exhaust. Mike, our driver, quickly stopped the car and jumped out. Daniel, my classmate from U.C. Berkeley, accompanying me on the trip from Accra, jumped to help, as I also pushed from the back right. Nina looked anxious, as though she wanted to join, but there was no exit from the front passenger side, which now faced a large anthill. Just 30 minutes away, my grandmother must have peered with a sly smile, overlooking the hill...

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Let Us Raise Hell While The Fire Is HotΒ 

Today, it came to my attention that a story about a 4 year old girl who was defiled in Ghana has been circulating widely. The mother has been on a journey to seek justice for the child, including having consulted a local chief who told her the gods declare the suspect innocent. The story is disturbing but deserves a full read here. There has since been large public outcry about the incident, the chief, and local leaders, with some even calling for the Minister of Gender to bring the perpetrator and the chief to justice. But what has largely been missing, is a critique of the system and culture that continues to foster and condone an environment that makes rape rampant in this country. In fact, it appears t...

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