Me at the Temple des Pythons, in Ouida, Benin
The village water pump in Tafi Atome, Ghana
Kids dancing in the drum circle in Tafi Atome, Ghana
Women dancing in the drum circle, Tafi Atome, Ghana
Marche des Feticheurs (Voodoo Market), in Lome, Togo
Dog skull or dead snake, anyone? Voodoo Market
In 2003, I was lucky enough to take an amazing trip to Ghana, Togo, and Benin in West Africa. Many of Hannah’s experiences in Reasons to Be Happy are based on real things I saw or experienced.
Chief of Bonwire making kente cloth
In Bonwire, Ghana—Village of Kente Weavers
Mona monkeys in Tafi Atome, Ghana
Mona monkeys plotting their next theft, Tafi Atome, Ghana
Monkeys making a racket on the roof, Tafi Atome, Ghana
The goat that was under my bed!!!
Schoolchildren in Assin, Ghana
Outdoor classroom in Assin, Ghana
What women carried on their heads amazed me!
Cape Coast Castle, Elmina (Major slave port)
Monica carrying lemons
Canopy walk over rainforest, Kakum National Park
Woman walking in Elmina
Busy port in Elmina
School in Assin, Ghana