Above is a group of folks ready for a night out in Cape Coast. A few unfamiliar faces in the photo to our readers are two School of African Rhythm and Dance instructors, our program assistant, and a guesthouse staff member who have become more than Facebook friends to the group. First stop, Tina’s Tavern in Abura/Pedu area and then Oasis where they are to dance the Bambaya and most likely the Azonto.
It’s the last weekend in Cape Coast as this time next week we will be in Accra. Some of us have become weepy already (Liz), some have been doing more walk abouts lately (James), some have continued to shop for souvenirs (Kaneisha), and some have plans on what they’ll eat once in the US (Ben).
I can state this with confidence that each of us will miss the friends we’ve made in Cape Coast during the last several weeks. Ghana gets under your skin because of its people who are warm, sincere, welcoming, kind, approachable, affectionate, beautiful, graceful, and more. Aside from newfound friends, what I will miss most are the sights and experiences that cameras and blogs simply cannot capture such as the delight in people’s faces and voices as I tell them that I’m Atta Mame (mother of twins) and introduce my daughters as Atta Payne (elder twin) and Atta Kakra (younger twin). When Kaneisha calls me Atta Mame back on Davidson campus, I shall respond positively to that.