are at the very beginning the fifties. The palanquin in the form
of cocoa pod newly delivered to a traditional leader will not
have been of use for him for a long time for being transported
among his subjects, since death has just surprised him. That in
it holds: the leader is buried in his palanquin de facto converted
into coffin. The crowd attending funeral is impressed and admiring.
Seth Kane Kwei, then young carpenter, notes down the incident.
It opens its workshop at the same time …
Kotoka airport was then in building close toTeshie and a favorite
conversations topic in families. It happened that Kane Kwei’s
grandmother died. She had never take plane, but often expressed
her fascination for this revolutinary means of transport and was
wishing, one day, to be able to do so.pouvoir l’emprunter.
Kane Kwei remembers then the coffin which had provoked the enthusiasm
of crowds some months before. To honour his grandmother by giving
her what she had not been able to accomplish of his living being,
he constructs her a coffin in the form of plane.
Then, some weeks or months later, perhaps a fisherman, or then
a cultivator, inquired to Kane Kwei about the possibility of having
a coffin in the form of boat. Or of an onion. To bury a parent
fisherman or cultivator. Kane Kwei honoured the order.
He ignored be at the origin of what was going to become emblematic
of the contemporary creation of its country.