As He Saw It

…and when the large crowd finally calmed down, bringing their victory chants under control, Kwame Nkrumah looked round at the faces of the multitude gathered at the grounds and asked in all seriousness, ‘Show by hands if you’ll be eating Jollof tonight.’ Thousands of hands lifted up to the heavens amidst loud cheers and jubilation. Then right on cue, the skies opened, letting its showers wash down the sweat off their tired bodies. Independence day couldn’t have gotten any better. It seemed even Heaven was going to eat Jollof that night too…”

– Diary of Welbie Snr (Ghana, 6th March 1957)


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