My Peaceful Ghetto

Alberta Mortty

A toddler prepares her cloth to carry her “baby”. At first, Nima used to be a feared Ghetto in Accra. It is slowly losing her notoriety even though her “fame” still remains.

“Be steady let me back you”. Any available material is a play tool and any one is a friend in this alley for this toddler

Everyone is a ball boy. The ball which falls into the gutter beside the football park will get picked by someone.

There is no greeny football park in the community, therefore, youth of the area organise football galas in an open area. As a spectator, you just have to glue your feet firmly where ever you are standing- Even on the street.

“Baby Sitters.” As their mother’s go for the day’s work as head porters, popularly known as “Kayayei” and “Abuyaa”, the older siblings take care of the babies.

Now the day…

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