When the goat bites the stranger, the dog is ashamed. – Mamprusi Proverb
First off, ILoveMyLife’s name is actually Alimaatu. Also, the village she was married in is called Tubziya but its real name is Tuuzeaa. Tuuzeaa means “red baobab” – a very large tree found where the village’s founders first settled. Over the years (and probably due to Westerners who couldn’t pronounce it correctly) it has morphed into […]
Here are some of the Mamprusi Paramount Chief’s Warriors (Kambonsi) having a laugh after I delivered to them a print of a portrait I made of one of them. Here’s the original shot:
The fool despises a gift, unaware that some people don’t get anything. – Mamprusi Proverb
If your oil pours out, you gather it and rub it on your shins. – Mamprusi Proverb
I thought this guy was a great example of typical dancing in a smock at Mamprusi cultural events.
This year’s Damba Festival was much more low-key after last year’s presidential extravaganza! I really enjoyed being able to move more freely and photograph the events and people Here is a slideshow of photos from the trip but you can head over to my Flickr gallery to browse all my 2016 Damba Festival images.
The agama lizard owes money so the monitor lizard stops going to market.