Letter from Africa: Desmond Tutu's funeral re-imagined Ghana-style

Letter from Africa: Desmond Tutu's funeral re-imagined Ghana-style

Letter from Africa: Desmond Tutu's funeral re-imagined Ghana-style - Published In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene considers what would have happened following Archbishop Desmond Tutu's death had he been from her country. If ever there was someone who deserved the adjective "world-famous" it was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. When he died, it was agreed that the world had a lot to learn from his tumultuous life and the decidedly low-key manner of his funeral. Over here in Ghana, the funeral capital of the world, however, the feeling was one of dismay and puzzlement that such a famous person could die and be buried within a week and with such little fanfare. We have been pondering what we would have done faced with the death …
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