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Zenas Ackah has heard it all his life: What kind of name is that? You must not be from here. You must be foreign. Actually, no. Born in the United States, the 22-year-old college senior with the Greek first name and the Ghanian last name grew up in Philadelphia.
Waking to the sweet smell of celery and onion cooking in my mother’s big black iron skillet on the stove I remember a child's almost hysterical excitement under all the hustle and bustle of a holiday's preparation. The always-huge pink turkey would be splayed on the kitchen counter, marinated, washed, patted dry and rubbed with salt, pepper and sage, waiting to receive its stuffing; a miraculous tasting (even raw!) mixture of bread crumb, sage, onion,… Continue