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World Cup Radio Toli
It was not a good 4th of July... No McEnroe, no Connors, no Agassi, no Sampras or Roddick, no Venus, no Serena, no Lindsay Davenport winning at Wimbledon. Instead a Swiss guy and a Spaniard are providing the excitement. And what about that tall Chinese wo
sports  football  WorldCup  soccer  Ghana  USA  media  radio  OpenSource  globalization  commerce  tribes  empire  decline  SmallThings  punditry  toli 
july 2006 by amaah
'Ghana' In Spanish Means Win (World Cup diary part 5)
I have seen Captain Stephen Appiah literally run into the lift to escape into his room at the approach of two determined looking ladies. Most people I have met in the past three days on realizing I am Ghanaian, give a knowing smile when you tell them we s
ghana  worldcup  football  soccer  travel  observation  fan  sports  Africa  writing  insight  journalism  communities  tribes  toli 
july 2006 by amaah
Music Lessons In Nuremberg (Ghana World Cup diary Part 5)
I told them before the start of the match we shall beat them, and like the Italians and the Czechs before them, they took it as a joke. But now there was a clear difference, nobody was asking where on earth Ghana was and it only took about fifteen minutes
ghana  worldcup  football  soccer  travel  observation  fan  sports  Africa  writing  insight  journalism  communities  tribes  Germany  USA  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Ghana vrs USA
some artistic commentary on the issue of the day: Ghana vrs USA at Nuremburg, The African Nation and The American Dream, The Color of Memory, Allegiance and Identity and Hearts of Oak
Ghana  USA  Africa  America  worldcup  collage  art  serendipity  humour  sculpture  juxtaposition  competition  StrangeBedfellows  ThingsFallApart  football  soccer  sports  fever  obsession  ingenuity  fun  funny  tradition  modernity  innovation  joy  celebration  allegiance  loyalty  tribes  history  toli  immigrant  diaspora  life  Holland  Cambridge  identity 
june 2006 by amaah
To The Shout Of "Ghana", You Respond "Respect" (Ghana World Cup Diary Part Three)
I saw grown Ghanaian men who are normally very shy and reticent, dancing and dragging out long forgotten yells and chants and songs from their innermost beings. I was hugged and kissed by interminable multitudes. Every Ghanaian or friend of Ghana was show
ghana  worldcup  football  soccer  travel  observation  fan  sports  Africa  writing  insight  journalism  communities  tribes  Germany  France  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Firmly On The Map (Ghana World Cup Diary Part Four)
Mum: "Strange what winning one football match does. We have gone from part of the exotic brigade to one that needs to be taken seriously. It is the Czechs who are asking the most questions. Losing to Ghana had not been on their agenda, but now that they h
ghana  worldcup  football  soccer  travel  observation  fan  sports  Africa  writing  insight  journalism  communities  tribes  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
My World Cup (Ghana World Cup diary Part 1)
Mum returns to her journalistic roots and writes up her experiences as a Ghanaian fan attending the World Cup. The first of her four dispatches to be posted online. The ones about the Czech game should be up shortly. This is the original toli.
ghana  worldcup  football  soccer  travel  observation  fan  sports  Africa  writing  insight  journalism  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Ecstasy = Ghana 2 - Czech Republic 0
dressed in white from head to toe ... A wedding and a world cup victory... pandemonium
worldcup  football  Ghana  joy  ecstasy  sports  life  Africa  soccer  wedding  soul  funk  TheTime  SocialLiving  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Merlene Ottey - ageless wonder
I had a crush on Merlene Ottey back during the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles - memorable because our circle of three families were stuck with an outbreak of chicken pox and nothing to do but itch, scratch and take in the Olympics...Her 7th Olympics
athletics  sports  trackandfield  Jamaica  MerleneOttey  track  goddess  Olympics  Athens  Ghana  football  soccer  improbable  drama  fan  aging  age  irony  memoir  toli 
april 2005 by amaah
Explaining Software Designs
Malcolm Gladwell's point about snap judgments ala Blink applied to the sports and technology worlds
software  sports  decisions  language  technology  comprehension  bitttorrent  toli 
march 2005 by amaah

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