A kid plays with an old car tyre in front of a charcoal stall. The high cost of Liquified Petroleum Gas means that many households still depend on charcoal to cook their meals. Ghana is gradually becoming a desert. The trees that aren’t chopped down for charcoal get chopped down for the “beautification of the city” or exported timber or used in the construction industry. Recent attempts to plant more trees in the driest parts of the country ended up being a scam that will forever taint the administration of President John Mahama of Ghana. #SADA #environment #corruption #ghana #africa #osu #accra Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #nanakofiacquah #africashowboy

A kid plays with an old car tyre in front of a charcoal stall. The high cost of Liquified Petroleum Gas means that many households still depend on charcoal to cook their meals. Ghana is gradually becoming a desert. The trees that aren’t chopped down for charcoal get chopped down for the “beautification of the city” or exported timber or used in the construction industry. Recent attempts to plant more trees in the driest parts of the country ended up being a scam that will forever taint the administration of President John Mahama of Ghana. #SADA #environment #corruption #ghana #africa #osu #accra Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #nanakofiacquah #africashowboy

Last night my car broke down and a gentleman asked me to park it in his yard, where it will be safe. I couldn’t see much. I went there this morning to thank him and get the car and this was the scene that met me. “Lakeside Beach” is definitely one of Accra’s hidden gems. The woman is crossing the lagoon on the bridge to go sell her food on the beach. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #Accra #Ghana #Africa

Last night my car broke down and a gentleman asked me to park it in his yard, where it will be safe. I couldn’t see much. I went there this morning to thank him and get the car and this was the scene that met me. “Lakeside Beach” is definitely one of Accra’s hidden gems. The woman is crossing the lagoon on the bridge to go sell her food on the beach. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #Accra #Ghana #Africa

Kantamanto Market brims with activity on a Saturday morning. This is a second-hand goods “broni wawu” market. It is a good place to find quality items at affordable prices. A lot of brand new items in shops are cheap Chinese imitations but since most of the second-hand goods come from Europe and America, the quality is perceived to be better. And for the prices they sell, you can’t get a better deal anywhere else. “Broni Wawu” means “Dead white people’s stuff”. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #accra #ghana #usedclothing #market #africa

Kantamanto Market brims with activity on a Saturday morning. This is a second-hand goods “broni wawu” market. It is a good place to find quality items at affordable prices. A lot of brand new items in shops are cheap Chinese imitations but since most of the second-hand goods come from Europe and America, the quality is perceived to be better. And for the prices they sell, you can’t get a better deal anywhere else. “Broni Wawu” means “Dead white people’s stuff”. Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2014). #accra #ghana #usedclothing #market #africa

Nima, Accra. Photo by Emeka Okereke @emekaokereke. Emmanuel Iduma writes: “An empty car park. A woman balances a gas cylinder on her head. Either she is off to refill it or is returning having refilled it. A mosque is being built, and you see the fence that will cordon it from trespassers. The woman is the tip of a triangle formed by her and the figures ahead. Life goes on, balanced.” Emeka Okereke is a photographer, poet, and founder / artistic director of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project @invisibleborders. Emmanuel Iduma is a writer, critic, and author of the novel Farad. He blogs on mriduma.com

Nima, Accra. Photo by Emeka Okereke @emekaokereke. Emmanuel Iduma writes: “An empty car park. A woman balances a gas cylinder on her head. Either she is off to refill it or is returning having refilled it. A mosque is being built, and you see the fence that will cordon it from trespassers. The woman is the tip of a triangle formed by her and the figures ahead. Life goes on, balanced.”
Emeka Okereke is a photographer, poet, and founder / artistic director of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project @invisibleborders. Emmanuel Iduma is a writer, critic, and author of the novel Farad. He blogs on mriduma.com

Jamestown, Accra. Photo by Emeka Okereke @emekaokereke. Emmanuel Iduma writes: “Walk past the many frames that try to square you; hustle to survive. Now I wonder, did Okereke try to frame the frameless?” Emeka Okereke is a photographer, poet, and founder / artistic director of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project @invisibleborders. Emmanuel Iduma is a writer, critic, and author of the novel Farad. He blogs on mriduma.com

Jamestown, Accra. Photo by Emeka Okereke @emekaokereke. Emmanuel Iduma writes: “Walk past the many frames that try to square you; hustle to survive. Now I wonder, did Okereke try to frame the frameless?”
Emeka Okereke is a photographer, poet, and founder / artistic director of Invisible Borders Trans-African Photography Project @invisibleborders. Emmanuel Iduma is a writer, critic, and author of the novel Farad. He blogs on mriduma.com

A portrait of Mandela receives its first touch of paint. Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana, May 2013. “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.” Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy. mandela #nelsonmandela #madiba #southafrica #ghana #accra #kokrobite #africa #hero #freedom

A portrait of Mandela receives its first touch of paint. Kokrobite, Accra, Ghana, May 2013. “I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.” Photo by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy. mandela #nelsonmandela #madiba #southafrica #ghana #accra #kokrobite #africa #hero #freedom