a West African City of Culture – TLmagazine

There’s an unhelpful description of Ghana’s capital as ‘easy Africa’; Aside from being a questionable description of both Accra, and the vibrant continent it nestles into the west of, it also downplays the sheer vibrancy of this buzzing city. In 1957, under the guidance of the revolutionary thinker and politician, Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana became the rst sub-Saharan country in Africa to free itself from colonial rule – so its little surprise Accra, as a city, has been rewriting the guidebook ever since. Extremes coexist here, with shimmering new real estate ourishing alongside pockets of ramshackle housing, as the predominantly Christian city lives peacefully alongside a sizeable Muslim population. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in Accra on the global stage,…

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