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Delali Adogla-Bessa

Delali Adogla-Bessa is a writer and photographer based in Accra, Ghana. He works primarily a news and current affairs environment in Ghana at Citi FM and has covered various topics under politics, health, business and arts & culture.

In his free time, he showcases his passion for film with his blog (thebrokencliche.com) which features some of the most nuanced documentation of  African Cinema.

 
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Parts of the small community of Joma, near Ablekuma in the Greater Accra Region, present a portrait of a society on the fringes. This community has its peculiar fears. A number of them live within the buffer zone of a quarry. This means they are at the mercy of flying rocks when the quarry carries out its rock blasts.


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A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. Some of the totems convey a legacy of aggression.


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A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. A sub-chief of the Mepe war clan soaks in the appellations under gloomy skies as he is carried through the town.


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A still from the 2018 Aferneto festival of the Mepe people in the Volta Region. A priestess appears to fall into a trance during the procession as she carries a totem.


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