Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ghanaian Thanksgiving

Evidently Founders' Day is the Ghanaian equivalent of Thanksgiving. You eat until it hurts in order to give thanks to Kwame Nkrumah for making Ghana free forever. I also learned that Ghanaians find the spectacle of white people eating fufu to be a celebratory event in itself. No sooner had I dipped my hand in the palm nut soup to start eating the fufu then a half a dozen people broke out their cameras to photograph me.


Nina said...

Not sure I would agree to Founder's Day being the equivalent of Thanksgiving, but if that is your perspective, fine. It's actually a pretty new holiday anyway. But let's face it, a day off is a good reason/excuse to have a good time. And as for the fufu eating by obronis, oh well, what can I say? except to tell those watching that I eat fufu at least once or more a week!

Sam Tranum said...

Please post the photos of you eating fufu on Founder's Day.

J. Otto Pohl said...

Sam, I will see if I can get some of the graduate students to give me copies of the photographs.