Adwoa in Ghana

  • Joanna Kyte
  • Alana Symonds

For the first time, Adwoa Aboah is photographed in Accra, Ghana, as she returns home to visit her family. Discover Adwoa’s journey and our Autumn/Winter Pre-Collection, captured by Juergen Teller. ‘Going home, back to the motherland. A place where I felt like an outsider but always wanted to belong. Growing up differently, never knowing the mother tongue. Where my father was born, the other half of my British blood, Accra. Home away from home with the church and the swing and grandma and grandad, aunties, kente cloth, fufu and buckets for washing. Memories, so many memories of six-hour journeys to visit my other half. ‘I want the world to know that there are two families, both that mean the world to me, two sides to my story. I want the world to see the beauty and Ghana to have that moment in the light, one that it has always deserved. I have been claimed by Ghana, told to go and show the world, make them proud. I belong. So that’s what this is, a message of love and pride to my family and the people of Ghana.’ – Adwoa