In the Living Years

As I was using this period of the COVID-19 Pandemic to de-clutter at home, I came across a stack of funeral programs. They were all filled with glowing and emotional…

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The Ackee

Ackee (Sapindaceae soapberry) is Jamaica’s national fruit and part of the country’s national dish (ackee and saltfish).It is interesting to find that there are many Ackee trees scattered around Ghana.…

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The Abeng

The Abeng spelt “Abɛn” in Twi, the Akan language of Ghana, is a horn made from the horn of an animal, usually the cow. The Abeng is used to communicate during…

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Patou

Another name for the owl in Jamaica is Patou. Interestingly in Ghana, the owl is also called “Patou” by the Ga people and “Patuo” by the Twi-speaking Akan majority.

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