This year’s Fire Festival in Nalerigu was a fun one. After the NaYiri kick started the festivities by throwing the throngs of youth got crazy. I took photos of the torch toss so the video below only shows the NaYiri’s arrival and then the rush of people (and police) after the flames. NaYiri throwing fire: […]
The guest who waits to eat goes home in the night.
The cripple says, they should lift him up to see something which is headed away from him but not something which is coming towards him. – Mamprusi Proverb
An old Mampruli jingle is a reminder of the famine that plagued northern Ghana in the late 70s and the corruption that exacerbated its horrific effects.
Goat, Bird, Turtle, Bats, Centipedes – What do they all have in common? Each is the name of sickness in Mampruli. Learn about the fascinating etymology of these medical terms in the language of the Mamprusi of northern Ghana.
If the hernia kills its host, where will it go? – Mamprusi Proverb
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 […]