Mutterings of the word "poor" and "rich" naturally create an image of insalubriousness versus opulence. As far as food is concerned, these days, that image is a non-starter. This is why this image is so poignant.
I'm not looking at those bananas so much as what is in front of them. They are plantains--mostly ripe/yellow plantains.
Some of us like to call it "Kofi broke-man". Kofi is a typical Ghanaian name--pretty much like "John Doe", or "John Smith".
As for "broke-man", it's sufficiently self-explanatory--meaning "a man who is broke".
That title is ascribed to someone who doesn't have much money--so they buy this food, because it's cheap. With just one ghana cedi, you can buy some fingers plus granuts, and feel full like you've had a big meal!
Before you go, just quietly contrast this picture against that 4X4/SUV parked to the left of the picture. The guy in the car is quietly waiting to buy some kofi broke-man.
Wanna join the queue?;-D
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