Just a little visual of Ghana
I stumbled upon this photoset on my Facebook feed and thought that I might share it on the blog. As we’ve discussed in class before, the notion of “Africa” in mainstream Western/American society seems to lack any implication of civilization or development. As we’ve gathered from Dibia’s novel, Lagos is a city full of bustling life, although its issues in infrastructure and corruption keep the oil-rich country precariously close to the “Third World” boundaries. Accra, similar to Lagos in culture, civil society, and development, resembles a 1980’s Lagos in its potential and is becoming more and more subject to urban sprawl. With the discovery of oil in Ghana, I can’t help but wonder how the influx of oil money will affect the promising African capital; a snapshot of 2014 Accra could be a great mental keepsake for the future.