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Ghana on the web – a slice of life

I’ve been working on an idea for a Global Voices project – an wiki-resident index of bridgebloggers around the world. For each country, we’d list some key bridgebloggers and provide some context for the issues and events they’re talking about. I’ve been working on a sample page for the Global Voices wiki on Ghana, figuring that it’s a country I know well enough to get a wiki page up quickly.

Turns out it’s pretty difficult to find Ghanaian blogs out there. I’m a regular reader of Cunninglinguistics and DotFAF, and I found Odobea through their sites. And I quickly found Lali’s excellent NGO – Nothing Going On?, with a number of perceptive entries about running an NGO in Ghana (a subject I am all too familiar with.)

But I found it pretty difficult to find a large group of Ghanaian weblogs, like the Kenyan blogging community. So I ended up searching Technorati for the keyword “Ghana”. The results were pretty wonderful.

A Togolese kid living in Mt. Vernon, Virginia“i sit with the africans at lunch but they mostly speak tswi so i dont get waht they talkin about , cause most of them from ghana and i dont speak tswi. but i feel like they my people. they a clique or gang or whatever. NBA NOthing But Africans. i mostlyhang out with them cause my best friend Kwado hangs out with them and got me to.”

John Halfz visits the Ghana Cafe in Washington, DC:

“Sure enough, when we arrived at Ghana, the owner was dressed almost exactly like Henri was in his glam shot. The restaurant was slightly more crowded than usual, and all seats at the bar were already taken, so the owner had gone to take his dinner on the second floor balcony. Here was something odd: he ate with his hands despite the fact that his food appeared to have the approximate consistency of tomato sauce. When he saw me, he smiled, and beckoned us over. After wiping his hands, he received my records.”

Ruby Arthur’s first blogpost:

I decided to write about snow because I am not an American, and where I come from it does not snow there. I am from Ghana, It’s in West Africa. Seeing the snow for the first time in my life, I thought was very beautiful. I was indoors when I first saw the snow falling and I was so suprised. I loved the look of it and I thought it was wonderful. But I got out and I then relised how cold it was. This made me have a different perception about it. Visually, when watch the snow falling it looks very nice and pretty. Looking closely at it tells me how wounderful God is and how beautiful nature can be. But it also make the weather very cold, driving becomes more risky and many other things you can think of. So now even though I did love the snow the first time I saw it, I do not love to hear that it’s going to snow because of the cold weather that comes with it.

Why you should spend your next vacation in Ghana:

I guess there’s not been any blog that gives a good judgement of what it’s like to holiday in Ghana West Africa[ comment if am wrong].It’s best to tell your own story.so I decided why not start one, right now, and whip I’ve done it. I hope you’d enjoy reading and comment any time you find me straying.I would be giving best bargains on hotel’s /apartments and other tourist attractions.I’d be sharing with you tips on living in Ghana(being here for in Ghana for strictly 23+ years ).

It’s moments like these when I truly, madly, deeply love the Internet.

(PS: Got a Ghana-focused blog? Let me know.)

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