Tastes Like Home

Good times at snack-time 

By Cynthia Nelson

channa.jpgHi Everyone, When I was a little girl I relied on the kindness of a snack-lady. Let me explain. I don’t know if they still do it, I certainly hope so, but when I went to school vendors used to sell channa (chick peas, garbanzo), egg-ball and cassava as snacks. At my school these were only available during the morning 10 o’clock break-time. As soon as the bell rang there would be a mad scramble to get to the snack-lady. Students would crowd around her table with shouts of “I want two cassava balls” “I want a egg ball”, “I want 50-cents channa”, “No sour!” “Yes, I want nuff sour…” and so the chatter would go.

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