review STANDPLAATS GHANA

On behalf of a Dutch Broadcasting Corporation the two writers of this book stayed a few months in Ghana. Once a week they made a radio broadcast on the situation in Ghana. The small book is a collection of stories they wrote during their stay. Ofcourse you wil find a visit (inescapable) to the former Dutch slave fort Elmina, the importance of cacao, the position of Jerry Rawlings (the militairy man with a Scottish pedigree) who twice took power, the chances for the local industry as opposed the force of the import from The Netherlands, about planes filled with pineapples that bring their cargo to the small European country Luxembourg.

This is a small peep into Ghanaian life, about 20 years ago. 

Wim Noordergraaf / Marie-Annet van Grunsven – Standplaats Ghana – Amsterdam/Den Haag – 1994 – 92 pages

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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