#7daysofpoetry – Day Five

Day 5 of #7daysofpoetry is today. Two more days to go and how can I without sharing the absolute delicacy Ghanaian foods are. If you know the on-going food war between ourselves and our Nigerian neighbours, you know the piece. If you don’t, where in the world have you been? ask google. And can you title this? Read Day 4.

Pitches of plates sing welcome
To colours who sweep
Out alarms from lying reservoirs.
Now awakened,
The sleeping dogs find the prey
Freely trapped between the thighs
of Chicken –
Orange graceful grains and their guests
From all walks of the vegetable life –
Flying on steel to surrender.

What Ghanaian food do you enjoy? What Ghanaian food have you heard of, if you aren’t Ghanaian? What foods in your country make you want to turn up every day?

©M’afua Awo Twumwaah 2017.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. nii_immanuel says:

    this description of jollof got my mouth watering,

    Orange graceful grains and their guests
    From all walks of the vegetable life –

    dope waa

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    1. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

      Mine watered when I was writing. I think I was hungry too.

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      1. nii_immanuel says:

        i know right!!

        it reflects..

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        1. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

          😂 😂 😂

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  2. Mandy says:

    A plate of waakye does the magic most of the time. It’s easy to get everywhere 😉

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    1. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

      Yes! Waakye. I eat it paa. Sometimes, every day when I can get it. But generallly I love waakye after tiring home chores. Then after, I just lazy about like tomorrow will never come.

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      1. Mandy says:

        I see. I take mine as breakfast most of the time. It boosts my day 😂😂😂

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        1. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

          Saa. Go you. Me if I’m not active, I’ll sleep.

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  3. Boiled yam with mashed kontomire (with small herrings fried in red oil sizzling over the kontomire mix. Arh, and some nicely diced avocados lying side by side of the asanka). Oh boy, I wish that was before me right now!

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    1. Mandy says:

      Nice one there. That’s my favourite too but I prefer garden egg stew

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      1. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

        Garden egg stew was always repping in my fridge on campus, side by side with kontomire.

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    2. M'afua Awo Twumwaah says:

      🤗🤣 I already want to eat some. One of my housemates loved the mashed kontomire combination paa but hers with plantain. But the yam too is nice paa. Asanka mu die3, any day!

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