Dave Wallis, Published November 22 2010
Portraits: Cindy Ofosu-Dankyi
“So many miles from here. Maybe 6,000 miles,” she guesses as she takes part in the Pangea “Cultivate our Cultures” event held at the center last week. “It’s a good time for people to learn of my culture and about
what other people (from different countries) have to offer. It’s also a good place to meet people from different cultures,” says Ofosu-Dankyi who has lived here about one year. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public human service and health administration at Minnesota State University Moorhead. At Pangea, where people have the opportunity to try meals from several countries, she helped serve a native meal of Jollof rice, chicken and vegetables. The rice is cooked in a sauce rather than adding cooked rice to a sauce. For special occasions, such as that event, she wore a colorful traditional dress she calls a “kaba and slit.” “It’s normally worn for church or special functions,” she adds.