December 2016

Benin – Chilling in Cotonou

There aren’t many sites in Cotonou, but it is a pleasant enough place to while away a day or so. My priority when in town was to check out the Haring exhibition at the Foundation Zinsou. First step – try and find it! I walked for 4 k trying to find the building – damn […]

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Ghana – slaves at Elmina

I had a sobering morning visiting the slave fortress – St George’s castle – at Elmina. I had the whole place eerily to myself. Originally built as a Dutch fortress it is the oldest colonial building in Africa. As expected it was grim, made more so by the guide’s descriptions. Mental pictures of 150 women

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