15 Aug

After downing a bowl of Hausa koko oatmeal at RockWoods African Restaurant, I strolled on Ring Road Central all the way to the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange. From the interchange, I dropped by Makola Market en route to the Black Star Gate.       

Lunch break took place at Labadi Beach. When the tour resumed, I headed to a neighborhood known as Tudu, within the Accra Metropolitan District. While in the hood, I interacted with future soccer stars and gave them words of encouragement. 

Between walking under the scotching sun and playing soccer on a dusty street, I traced the genesis of the spark that ignited Africa's independence struggle and the rebirth of Pan Africanism. The half-day tour was a great opportunity to revisit the past and put history into perspective.          

This series sheds light on what transpired in the aftermath of WWII and the ensuing momentum in the decolonization movements across Africa. In addition, the publication provides a glimpse into modern Accra as a tourist destination.

This memorable tour led to the publication of a book titled Six Hours in Accra. It is in a collection of Exposure Publishers' titles distributed through my tours' community outreach program. The program is designed to provide Afrocentric books to community library across the continent.