The picture below is from my mother’s archives. When Ghana freed itself from British Colonial rule in 1957, Lord Listowel was sent to wind-up the colonial administration. A parade was held in his honor to welcome to the former Queen’s colony. My mother and her schoolmates from Wesley Girls High School are in the front row. I love this picture: how preened Lord Listowel is, the looks on the faces of my mother and her friends, even the member of the West African Constabulary standing at attention in the far right of the picture.
Talking about colonial rule; I’ve been meaning to pick up Chinua Achebe’s new book The Education of a British-Protected Child, a collection of autobiographical essays.