n African Renaissance - Ghana reflections : Ghana

Volume 1, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


I knew in advance that a visit to Ghana with a stay at the Cross Cultural Collaborative - familiarly known as Aba House - would be interesting. The wealth of experiences I would have, however, were beyond my imagination. Aba House offers the opportunity to live in a local community in order to meet Ghanaians in the immediate neighborhood of Nungua, a fishing village which is now a suburb of Accra, as well as those from elsewhere who are invited to make presentations and display their art work. I had been reading African literatures and researching African studies since the early '90s but had not been able to travel to the African continent. Once I decided to retire from teaching in June of 2004, I accepted an invitation to spend a month in Ghana.

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