Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Ghanians are very friendly and outgoing. There is still some distance there though, maybe due to such an emphasis on family or tribal bonds. Have only been invited to a Ghanian home a handful of times. - Nov 2019


This is a tough one to answer because I feel like I haven't tried as hard as I might have to get outside the expat community. LCS has some Ghanaian students but not a whole lot. I would say it is very easy to become friendly acquaintances with Ghanaians, but takes a conscious effort to move beyond the expat bubble to make true friends. Ghanaians are warm, welcoming, friendly people, and I have really enjoyed living here, but I don't feel like any of the Ghanaians I know are truly friends. The Ghanaian I am closest to is the woman who cleans our house twice a week, and I will truly miss her when we leave, but I would be dishonest if I said we have become friends in the same sense I've become friends with other expats here. As for prejudices, I feel an uncomfortable deference is paid to white people in many cases. (I am white, so it's my discomfort I'm referring to. That might say more about me than about Ghanaians . . . I don't know). I don't feel like I can speak to the experiences of other ethnic groups. - May 2019


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