Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Maluwe

Maluwe is a small village in northwestern Ghana that has one of the nation’s remaining six mud mosques. It’s mosque may be the youngest with oral tradition placing its construction in the 1940s. The building’s structure has been modified significantly in recent decades.

Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Bole

The historic mosque of Bole, Ghana is an early 20th century mud building in the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style. It features two short towers along with the classic buttresses and exterior wood scaffolding design. Only five other mosques like it are still in use in northern Ghana.

Ghana’s Historic Mosques: Nakore

Nakore has the only remaining Sudano-Sahelian style mud mosque in Ghana’s Upper West Region. It is well maintained by the local community and can be visited just outside of Wa for a fee of 10 cedis.

Zenabu’s Baby Naming Ceremony

My good friend Kolbugri‘s second wife Fozeaa just had another baby girl and they invited us to the suna (baby naming ceremony). I was honored to be invited to the observe the ceremony where the Muslim elders come… Read More

Eid al-Adha 2017

Eid al-Adha is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated globally. It comes a couple months after Eid al-Fitr which I previously wrote about. Just like on that holiday, Nalerigu’s muslims gather in the field on the east… Read More

Muslims Mark the End of Ramadan

Yesterday was Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of Ramadan. In Nalerigu, the tradition is for all the Muslims to gather on the east side of town for prayer in the morning. It’s a big event… Read More