A view of Ghana’s village homes. Image by lapping from Pixabay!
In a typical West African village, waking up at seven or eight AM is considered sleeping in. Most people get up early to begin chores to avoid the heat as the temperature hovers around 95 to 100 degrees year-round. By six AM, music is playing, people are mingling, and roosters are crowing. It is time to pound cassava and plantain into a mixture called “fu-fu” for breakfast.