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Author Archive: Atkilt

Accra

The clouds over Accra are dense. Each day they are dark, yet somehow the sun manages to peek through. This is not symbolic, it is literal. It is as if the clouds have reason to cry, to shed their tears on the multitudes of black bodies beneath them. They choose to delay instead, choking on…

Asesewa Part 2

The communities, which number 264 in the district, are inhabited by the Krobo people. The only exceptions to this are the three Ewe dominated communities out of the ten that we work in. They are connected to each-other and the small town of Asesewa by rough roads. Most of them have no electricity, running water,…

Asesewa Part 1

I had initially thought I would be spending a majority of my time in Asesewa, (Upper Manya District), the area where my project is based. I came to learn in my second week that this wouldn’t be the case, and that in fact most of my time would be spent in Accra. I only travel…

Hi!

Hi, my name is Atkilt Geleta. I completed my Honours degree in Political Science and International Development Studies at the University of Toronto. I have been fortunate enough to live and study in different cultural environments – Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Tokyo Japan, Ottawa Canada, Geneva Switzerland, and Toronto Canada. My professional experience includes working as…