Watch a video William wrote and produced about our region’s most important historical monument.
Color Film Footage of Naa Sheriga
Watch two short film clips that may be the only moving pictures available today of the overlord of Mamprugu who reigned from 1947-66.
William’s Interview by “Northern Heritage”
The online platform strives to allow northerners to tell their own stories, clear the stereotypes assigned to them, drive conversations pertinent to the development of Ghana’s north, remove ethnic barriers and promote the northern cultures.
‘Dasuba’ bu deaari dooru.
“You don’t catch a disease by saying ‘Good morning!’ ” – A Mamprusi Proverb
Nira yi yɛli, ni, u nɔ mari kpaam, nyini yi yɛnni di kpiisirila bugum gba.
A man says that his chicken is fat, yet you say the fat is putting out the fire.
Mamprugu’s First Fire Festival Image
Famed French artist Edouard Riou illustrated Capt. Binger’s observance of the Fire Festival in Walewale in September 1888.
Building a Traditional Mud Room
Our watchman rebuild his room in the traditional northern Ghanaian mud style. Heidi & KJ join the ladies to plaster and pounding the floor.
Ghana’s Striped Beauty Snake
The beautiful, elegant, and harmless Psammophis Elegant snake in northern Ghana is called wa’asamiiya in Mampruli.
Funeral Mortars in Northern Ghana
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 […]