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Old African Man Thinking Photos – The Silent Tears

Life cheats us with shadows. We ask it for pleasure. It gives it to us with bitterness and disappointment in its train. oscar wilde The Thinking African Man “Long years have since passed and life in Accra is still tough,” the elderly urban African man below told me as he contemplates the passing of years […]

March 24, 2020

Old African Man Thinking Photo. More than half of the world's extreme poor live in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Bank. Old age poverty in countries such as Ghana and Nigeria are more pronounced due to inadequate social protection. The World Bank fears that nearly 9 out of 10 extreme poor will be in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. © 2019 Muntaka Chasant

Life cheats us with shadows. We ask it for pleasure. It gives it to us with bitterness and disappointment in its train. oscar wilde The Thinking African Man “Long years have since passed and life in Accra is still tough,” the elderly urban African man below told me as he contemplates the passing of years […]

Life cheats us with shadows. We ask it for pleasure. It gives it to us with bitterness and disappointment in its train.

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The Thinking African Man

Long years have since passed and life in Accra is still tough,” the elderly urban African man below told me as he contemplates the passing of years and the unchartered future.

A short silence ensued. Murmuring, he added in his calm, ruminative voice: “Time is funny…”

Indeed. Something a lot of struggling older adults from around the world can relate with — accumulation of loss and regrets caused by years of despair and urban struggle.

Time — we are all in its way; none of us has the strength to withstand its relentless onslaught.

Are we all fate-bound to brood over our past? Leave your comment below.

© 2019 Muntaka Chasant

Comments (4):

  1. Ismael da Cruz

    July 11, 2020at 2:51 am

    You are the photographer I have been looking for all this while. I love your photographs and the stories behind them and Im a pencil artist searching all over the internet for some stunning photographs of rare african men

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    • Muntaka Chasant

      July 11, 2020at 9:00 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, Ismael. I would love to see your work too!

      Reply
      • JEANETTE

        July 25, 2020at 11:10 am

        Me too! Was wondering if I am ok to draw in pencil some of your images??

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        • Muntaka Chasant

          July 25, 2020at 3:28 pm

          Thanks for the feedback Jeanette!

          It depends. You can always reach out to discuss.

          Reply

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