Wednesday, 28 October 2009

To Africa. No matter where you are now.

caxito-baobabIn yesterday's scorching sun, a hawker was busy selling rain boots. Five metres away from him, another one was selling neck ties. And then this taxi driver who couldn't even get his engine to run, tried to cut into my lane. I looked at him and said in Twi but with a funny Ga accent "Hey, wo pe se wo sei wo kaa no wo hu?" (Hey, do you want to destroy your car?) The mock anger and grin on my face pissed him off so much he said, "Fa wo nkwasea sem no soo ho" (Take your nonsense somewhere else). At this point my wife and I broke out laughing... and just when we thought we had enough of the humour, this guy selling canned milo walks over to our car and screams " Yeees, MIRO". The sun was stupidly hot but it couldn't stop the laughter. This is why I love Africa. Sometimes, nothing makes sense but that's the beauty of it all.

So this photograph, which I made somewhere in Angola, Caxito is dedicated to every African and every lover of Africa, no matter where in the world you are from or are now.

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