Author: Danny Kresnyak

Orphan Trail: BASCO

Vida sits in a scratched wooden chair beneath the only coconut tree in a clearing. She has a series of line scars next to her eyes and mouth, three sets of four, twelve marks in all. “I got them from my mother,” she says. “When...

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The Booze-man of Akatempo

In honor of this hallowed day, I present Kwame Topaka, the Boozeman of Akatempo. Deep in the Aburi Jungle he makes a brew called Akapeshi. It’s a mixture of high-proof cane sugar alcohol and palm wine. It’s milky white in color,...

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Deconstructing Joma

Clemente’s house is one of the few buildings in Joma with a roof. In fact, it’s one of the last structures still standing in the devastated area. From his front porch he can see the smashed bricks and mortar that were once the...

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Fight Night In Accra

The Accra Sports Stadium erupted early Sunday morning when Braimah Kamoko marched to the ring with a sewing machine and loaf of bread on his head. The main event capped a night filled with controversial matches and the outcome...

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Rooftop reflections…..

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. Expect more in the coming months. By the time most of you read this, I’ll be on a plane bound for Africa. Over the next six months I will be in Accra, Ghana. Writing,...

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