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On the Banks of the Korle Lagoon, Where Memories and Dreams Come Together

Youth of Accra The Korle Lagoon (fed by the Odaw River) flows into the Gulf of Guinea, the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. It is not only a reservoir of pollution and waste, but also a place where dreams, vivid memories, pain, secrets, and struggles all come together. Hundreds of young people are […]

June 13, 2021

Youth of Accra The Korle Lagoon (fed by the Odaw River) flows into the Gulf of Guinea, the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean. It is not only a reservoir of pollution and waste, but also a place where dreams, vivid memories, pain, secrets, and struggles all come together. Hundreds of young people are […]

Youth of Accra

The Korle Lagoon1 (fed by the Odaw River) flows into the Gulf of Guinea, the northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

It is not only a reservoir of pollution and waste, but also a place where dreams, vivid memories, pain, secrets, and struggles all come together.

Hundreds of young people are growing up along its banks, doing all sorts of hazardous work. These photographs chronicle youth and life in and along the Korle — just one afternoon, with some extras.

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Sources

  1. https://www.muntaka.com/korle-lagoon-fishing-plastic-pollution-ghana/
  2. https://meridian.allenpress.com/jhp/article/3/4/11/67380/Exploratory-Health-Assessment-of-Chemical
  3. https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/leadtoxicity/safety_standards.html

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