Musings of a wanderer: Holiday in Durban? No, consider Dar or Diani!

What you need to know:

  • We talked of the African World Cup. When the South African national team lost, South Africa donned Ghanaian jerseys and we nicknamed the Black Stars BaGhana BaGhana.

  • Before the Ghanaian team left South Africa, the city of Johannesburg hosted them in what was akin to a victory parade.

  • Little children in Soweto ran on Vilakazi Street and screamed in excitement when they saw their Ghanaian heroes in an open bus.

  • Asamoah Gyan may have missed that penalty, but they all wanted to be him when they grew up.

In 2008 I cried. I was at a literary festival in one of the wealthier parts of South Africa when I got a phone call from a South African woman.


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