Thursday, December 23, 2010

When Ghosts Come Shopping in the City of Accra

When Christmas comes to town each year, it checks in with chariot-loads of gate-crushing ghosts who swirl and meddle about the business of the living. They tip the natural balance between the dead and un-dead and stanch the tick of the cosmic clock. 

This triples the headcount in the city centre, and causes the viscous traffic and the sweltering heat. This is the explanation of some people on the streets of Makola Market - the ghosts come shopping!

A friend’s mother accepts the phantom theory only in half. She swears that the hellish heat steams out of "the anus of a witch".

Ha ha ha. Merry Christmas.

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  1. i am really tempted to believe that ghosts are in roaming among us but then i remember the returnees. As for the heat, somebody dey wun fry us for khebab.

  2. hahahaha eeewwww!

  3. Nana, as I told you at lunch time, there is so little money this year that even the ghosts are just window-shopping. They did not bring any money from the other dimension. Looooool.(You know who this is).

  4. The what of a what?

  5. Kwame Mensa-Bonsu23 December, 2010


  6. Man I swear I was going to write this post. Then I thought, wait a minute, ghosts only come to town during Homowo or something. May be this is another attempt by these white folks to sabotage our festival-ghost-visitors! Lol. I'm wondering what they are buying


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