Buying cloth at Makola market. It’s about $70 (650,000 cedis) for 6 yards of “Holland” which seems to be a very popular and prestigious cloth. Next stop will be to find a seamstress to sew a “kaba n slit” in the latest style.
Signboards: There are lots of unintentionally funny signboards in Accra. I’ve only taken pictures of a couple medical ones (that are by no means funny) because I’m interested in what has been done in terms of public health awareness. As I get to know the routes better, and appreciate the signboards that I will be approaching, I’ll post more.
I especially like this one advocating using condoms. The stick people and their various configurations are, hmmm, how should I put it, “very interesting”. Nii and I saw it for what it was, and I remarked that I was very surprised to see this signboard up in Ghana, and not have Ghanaians up in arms about it as it is rather sexually explicit. Ghanaians like to think of themselves as modest and conservative. Nii passed by the signboard earlier with local Ghanaians friends who had seen the signboard, but had not “seen” it. So it is very possible that the average Ghanaian here just sees “use a condom” and doesn’t see the stick people and their various configurations showing us the various ways we can use a condom. I love how the signboard is ingenious, did I say that already? I can’t seem to be able to blow up the picture so that you too may admire the art. So, here’s a link with a clear picture. I wonder if something like that could be put up in the US!
Pictures are also up in the album. Sorry, none from my clubbing experiences – too busy with the socializing bit you know. 😀