If the fish says that the crocodile’s eyes are paining him, it’s the truth.– Mamprusi Proverb
However hot the iron is, it’s gonna cool.
January 28, 2018 was an exciting day in Nalerigu. Mr. Robert Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana, paid us a visit with his wife and an entourage of embassy representatives. Among them was Mr. Jimmy Mauldin and his wife, both former missionaries at the Baptist Medical Centre. Jimmy served as the BMC Administrator for several years […]
You may skip over the genealogies of Christ in the gospels, but to some people and cultures they can be very significant. Learn about the Mamprusi people’s traditions in regards to their king’s genealogy.
William discusses adulterous widows and the effect they have on hospital patients in northern Ghana.
Another year, another Damba Festival! This year Heidi was able to attend the festival with me to see the main events. One of the coolest things however was that I was invited to attend the Na’akyimma Wa or Young Men’s Dance on the nights leading up to the festival. Here is a slideshow of photos […]
You and your friend get what’s sweet and you and your relation gets what’s bitter.– Mamprusi Proverb
Sometimes other languages say it best. The word for laziness in Mampruli is gbinnya’ari which is transliterated as “butt roots.” So a lazy person is a gbinnya’adaana or “one with butt roots.” They’ve been sitting on their butts doing nothing for so long that they’ve grown roots!