Monday, September 15, 2008


Yesterday I was at Kaneshie going to get a trotro to Tema. We had to cross a walkway over the main road which is really crowded, and somewhere in the crowd somebody decided to pinch me. Of course I couldnt see who it was of course. Actually, I have gotten used to such things, people reaching out, grabbing my hand or just touching a part of my body when I walk in really crowded places in Ghana. But this time it was a pinch! Anyway, I survived. But its weird. I wonder what a Ghanaian would think if he walked in Norway and some obroni reached out and pinched him... But I guess my body is public property.
Its funny that today I had a conversation with one of my co-workers, where he claimed that white people are racists and if they see a black person they rub the skin to see if its really the colour or dust (a chinese had done that...).

I brought up the pinching incident as a counter argument, while I told him that I'm quite sure not many Norwegians think black skin is black cos its dust on it.


Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Sorry to bring this up, but that pinch could have had more to do with 'carnal craving' that 'demographics'. Enough said. ;-)

Yngvild said...

you mean that is how ghanaian men show they like someone (want someone)? :) more like the whole primary school boy's way of showing a girl you like her, by being totally un-likeable. Anyway, I'll take it as a compliment then.