I kpaam yi kpaai m-basi, i vaari n-soosiri la i beema.

If your oil pours out, you gather it and rub it on your shins.

Mamprusi Proverb

Mamprusi Dancing at Funeral

I thought this guy was a great example of typical dancing in a smock at Mamprusi cultural events.

Baŋŋa di samni ka wuuwa ŋmaai daa soori.

The agama lizard owes money so the monitor lizard stops going to market.

Mamprusi Proverb

The Mamprusi category of 'medicine' (tiim) incorporates substances which are prophylactic or curative as well as poisonous, and substances which operate both mechanically and metaphysically.

Susan Drucker-Brown (1993)

I yi bu gbeeri noosi bunzɔŋŋu ni, i bu mi, ni, noosi nyeeri binfaasim.

If you don’t sleep in the henhouse you don’t know that hens are farting.

Mamprusi Proverb

NPR Publishes Fire Festival Story

One of NPR’s culture blogs has published a photo of mine along with a story about the Fire Festival. It is written from the perspective of a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dagomba area of northern Ghana. The Dagomba are siblings of the Mamprusi as they share a common ancestor and therefore they share many of the same customs and traditions.

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