Funeral Culture in Ghana

This years BBC World Service radio play competition had one Ghanaian in the top. Benjamin Kent wrote the play "Funeral Bells" which evolves around the oh-so-common Ghanaian funeral. Loads of people, food and drinks, but often you don't even know the deceased...

Listen to the play here.

In the pic, my mother-in-law and me at a funeral for someone I'd never met, in a village in Central region, Ghana .

7 comments:

Camille Acey said...

Thanks for this but I think you mean deceased not diseased. ;)

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Nice pic, Kajsa. And you meant deceased, right? Lol

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Ehrm, yeah. Thats what I meant. English as a foreign language and all that...

putri-bali said...

it's nice pictures here. i like to see more, sometimes may i put on my blog....?
well thanks

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Funerals in Ghana are definately like no other I have attempted...
Thanks for sharing the play...

benjamin kent said...

well am just founding about this.tanks for giving people info about ma play.love

Kajsa Hallberg Adu said...

Hi Benjamin,
congrats on your play. ool you found my blog post. I thought more people should hear your play, thats why I posted on it here on my blog.

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