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Dave Wallis, Published November 22 2010

Portraits: Cindy Ofosu-Dankyi

With a background of colorful international flags located inside the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, Cindy Ofosu-Dankyi says she is a long way from her home in Ghana.

“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.