Our watchman rebuild his room in the traditional northern Ghanaian mud style. Heidi & KJ join the ladies to plaster and pounding the floor.
The beautiful, elegant, and harmless Psammophis Elegant snake in northern Ghana is called wa’asamiiya in Mampruli.
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 […]
“The swallow says it’s when the mouth is red that the compound is built.” – Mamprusi Proverb
The Mamprusi puts on shoes if his foot is bleeding. – Mamprusi Proverb
The referendum was a success and we are now in the North East Region. In our region we had 81% voter turn out and an overwhelming 99% voting YES for the North East Region
Since we moved to Nalerigu in 2014, I’ve attended the Damba Festival at the NaYiri’s palace every year. It is the penultimate cultural event in Mamprugu. This year when Damba was held in Nalerigu on November 18th, a large group attended from Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Leading them was the Gbangraana […]
Patience’s eldest child’s name is ‘useless’.