Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
1. My tro tro driver was arrested again. This seems to be a frequent occurrence.
2. I gave four mid term exams. In one class 32 people showed up. I had never seen 20 of them before.
3. The president of Ghana announced that there would be no more power outages. Two days later I woke up again with no electricity.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
It seems to me on the basis of a very small amount of reading that there are some significant between racial discrimination and caste discrimination. But, I don't know enough about the history of India to really be able to make a well informed argument yet. It could also be that my initial impression is wrong. However, what I have read so far is intriguing. Does anybody have any suggestions for reading on the topic of caste in India?
Friday, October 17, 2014
Last night I realized that my kitchen is a hybrid of Ghanaian and South African electric outlets. Earlier this week my kettle died after three years. I purchased a new one, but it had a South African plug and not a Ghanaian one. So I also purchased an adaptor. The adaptor died in less than three days. Then I noticed that one of the outlets in the kitchen was South African and not Ghanaian. But, it died after a day of use. Then I realized that there were brand new good South African outlets for the refrigerator and microwave both of which have South African and not Ghanaian plugs. Since I rarely use the microwave I have commandeered that outlet for the kettle. But, the first step of Pan-Africanism should be for the entire continent to have a single uniform plug for electric appliances.