The beautiful, elegant, and harmless Psammophis Elegant snake in northern Ghana is called wa’asamiiya in Mampruli.
Some random photos of the kids from January-March of 2019.
I first learned about the rock paintings at Jilik when I read Mr. Mahmoud Malik Saako’s paper on the subject of promoting the sites as tourist destinations in Northern Ghana. He identified the site as Tang-piok and said it was near Bunkpurugu and Gilik. After studying Google Maps, I found a village named Jilik not […]
Heidi and I have written and shared images before about northern Ghanaians love of firing guns at funerals and the horrible injuries that ensue. In recent years, homemade mortars have become a new favorite at these events because of the extra loud bang they produce. The foot-long iron pipes are jam-packed with black powder and […]
William practices with his new Fujifilm camera by shooting around the market.
Through generous donations via the IMB, I was able to buy 30 new hospital beds for BMC. It took several months to coordinate the purchase, the shipping & delivery and assembly of the beds. In fact, I did all the assembly myself during my free time on weekends. The hospital has been building new wards […]
“The swallow says it’s when the mouth is red that the compound is built.” – Mamprusi Proverb
A look at the African Fan Palm (borassus aethiopum) found across Sub-Saharan Africa and its uses in northern Ghana.