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A place of beginnings rises
from dust: gold-embellished
doors and exposed lightbulbs,
gleaming paint, the clear line

where bright yellow meets bold red,
windows reflecting a jigsaw of building
and sky. Rows of archways and pillars extend
like a lesson in perspective, the colours

more brilliant in each iteration,
every corner an abstract painting.
As goats watch, I take fifty photos
but can't capture what I see.

I like how schools and mosques
are the most beautiful buildings here. I like
the way the star and crescent greet the sun,
the call to prayer echoing for miles.
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Savelugu Central Mosque

Beth Davies

Northern Region, Ghana

A place of beginnings rises
from dust: gold-embellished
doors and exposed lightbulbs,
gleaming paint, the clear line

where bright yellow meets bold red,
windows reflecting a jigsaw of building
and sky. Rows of archways and pillars extend
like a lesson in perspective, the colours

more brilliant in each iteration,
every corner an abstract painting.
As goats watch, I take fifty photos
but can’t capture what I see.

I like how schools and mosques
are the most beautiful buildings here. I like
the way the star and crescent greet the sun,
the call to prayer echoing for miles.