Children of the Street by Kwei J. Quartey

By Kwei J. Quartey

Within the slums of Accra, Ghana’s fast-moving, cosmopolitan capital, little ones are turning up lifeless. Inspector Darko Dawson has noticeable many crimes, yet this most recent string of murders—in which the entire younger sufferers endure a chilling signature—is the main unsettling of his occupation. Are those heinous acts a kind of formality killing or the paintings of a lone, cold-blooded monster? With time operating out, Dawson embarks on a harrowing trip during the city’s underbelly and confronts the brutal global of the city negative, the place road little ones are compelled to struggle for his or her very survival—and a crafty killer turns out simply out of succeed in.

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So far, Hosiah had never given an indication that he felt something was wrong with him as a whole. That was a relief for Christine and Dawson, but they knew their son’s healthy adaptations, both physical and psychological, might not last forever. His prescribed medications only patched the problem. The real solution, cardiac surgery, was staggeringly expensive. There was now a National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, but the very basic medical care it covered most certainly did not include heart surgery.

And always remember faces, Gyamfi. Try to make your mind a camera. ” Dawson turned away with Sly and steered him around the pack of spectators. As he and the boy walked past, every head turned to watch them. Dawson took a quick but good look at all the faces, practicing what he had just preached to his constable. In reality, the chance was remote that they would get usable information from anyone. Watching policemen at work was okay, talking to them was not. Dawson and Sly were now walking along the curve of the Odaw River’s east bank toward the shacks of the slum in the distance.

We are good friends, Inspector Dawson. ” “All right, then. Let me know if and when you reach him. ” Dawson needed to visit the pump station belonging to KLERP, the Korle Lagoon Ecological Restoration Project. It stood on the west bank of the upper lagoon, directly opposite Agbogbloshie on the east. You couldn’t talk about Agbogbloshie and its cursed waterways without bringing in KLERP. It had been around for ten years or more, and was part and parcel of the saga of a troubled slum that just would not go away.

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