Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Where are you?

where are you?

I woke up to behold the sun rise with you,

We learn to walk hand in hand while my legs were but feeble,

I taught my mind was playing tricks on me,

Because, I remember your strong hands hold me from the dangers of my fear,

Your boldness made my worries but as a fly,

Blown away by the strong winds with which you brought me gifts of large fishes,

I woke up only to find out you were gone,

Where are you?

The one my heart had always longed to be with,

Now I woke up to be told you were gone,

Gone , gone , gone , gone, gone

Gone , never to be seen again.

Where are you?

-The cry of Akosua who lost her sweetheart Akwasi to the slave trade some 300 years ago

This is part of my instalments on the slave trade.Forgive me if I made any errors,corrections are always welcomed

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Slave Dungeon

Slave dungeon, where slaves where last matched from the Cape Coast Caste to the waiting slave ships to the Americas

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The Door of No Return

The Door above in the Cape Coast Castle is the "door of no return".The Cape Coast Castle was the hub of the trans-african slave trade that took place 200 years ago.Anyone of the over million people that passed through this door never came back.

(Forgive me for not posting for sometime now.I have been having problems with my internet connection provider (ISP) )

Update: Read more on the Cape Coast Castle

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is in Cape Coast , it is the best preserved region of virgin rainforest in Ghana and provides the easiest access to the rainforest for tourists along with the famous canopy walkway. Doubting ? Read more about Kakum National Park

Festivals @ Cape Coast

Festivals are always a great time in Cape Coast.We get to meet old friends and new ones......if lucky future spouses. This is the time where the Kings and Royals exhibit the richness of the City's royalty.( This is an old shot I just pulled from a folder on my pc...would post pictures when the festival comes on this)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Ghana's Iron Lady,Madam Hawa Yakubu Is Gone

Ghana(Africa) has lost one of its great daughters. I met her personally about a year ago,she is very welcoming though a firm and straight-forward lady, and she's the type that you'd who would catch your attention on any topic and talk with you as though she lived next door( very friendly).

Too bad I [could not] make time to write her(procrastination) and then the excuses started rolling in. Men! she asked me to write her but somehow I lost the address. Hope she forgives me.

May her soul rest in peace.

Ghana (Africa) would miss you .

Read more about her at Ghana News and Ghana Web

Update: just remembered the email address ( hawayakubu at

Tekua Head Gear

Tekua ( 'te'-ku-ah ) Head Gear worn on special occassions such as one's birthday, festivals(carnivals),graduations, weddings and special family gathering

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Adowa Dancing

Adowa Dancing (Def.) : Dance with trowing of hands with symbolic significance mostly in praise, exaltation of a Deity , King or People.

Ghana @ 50

Ghana at 50 Celebrations.Ghana's independence celebration 6th March,2007