In the absence of proper London-y writing recently, here is my latest piece in the 'An Accidental Londoner Abroad' series. Written about Ghana for the Australian Times (by a Brit - how's that for a wonderful national melange?), it's an account of my visit to an old slave fort in Cape Coast, on my fabulous Ghanaian trip last year. It was one of the highlights of my trips to Ghana, utterly fascinating despite forcing me to confront a particularly uncomfortable feature of European and African history.
So read on, on the Australian Times website here, for tales of castles, dungeons, an awkward fainting incident, and a triumphant return.