How I survived earthquake in China

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Destruction left by the earthquake. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE.jpg
Destruction left in the wake of the earthquake. PICTURE BY EDMUND SMITH-ASANTE

It began as a very faint sound, as that of a passing big vehicle, but the sound grew louder and clearer. Before I could fathom what was happening, the ground on which I stood started shaking and grew in intensity as the seconds ticked.

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From barber to businessman• A persevering Ghanaian in China

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana's Beijing Embassy
Mr and Mrs Ketu (middle with citation) with some officials of Ghana’s Beijing Embassy

He referred to himself as a hustler telling the young students in the audience that they were living in China in better times and nothing they were going through could compare to the difficulties he faced 19 years ago as a ‘nobody’.

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