FLIGHT; A SHORT STORY

The woman who sat by me on the flight from Accra to Takoradi sometime in February had never been on a plane. It was obvious when she asked me to help her fasten her seat belt. It became more obvious as the plane ascended like a bird with a bad limp, and a cold hand…

USELESSNESS; Of Women and Men

When I first moved to Takoradi, in Ghana’s western region, the first profiling I got from neighbours had subtle hints of she’s just like all those useless girls. Takoradi is like Nigeria’s Port Harcourt. The oyel city. So it is not uncommon to see black girls following oyinbo, the expatriates who live there doing drilling,…

DRIVERS,HOUSE-HELPS AND NANNIES NOT ALLOWED HERE

I have never experienced racism as it is in the books. Occasional stares from non blacks maybe, and I guess that can pass, humans will always be humans. Β I don’t however expect that in the century that we are in, human beings will still be classified based on what they do, much less skin colour….