Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Islamic Neighborhoods Slideshow

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Women Going Somewhere
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A group of women passing by in a Muslim neighborhood.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2011)
A Typical Street Corner
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A major street in a Muslim neighborhood.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Business District
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A busy street in the central business district of the Zongo.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Blood Drive Supporters
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A street march downtown to promote blood donation.

Courtesy of Gracia Clark (2016)
Walking to the Mosque
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A family walking together to Friday prayers.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2011)
Apartment Buildings
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Multistory buildings with stores on the ground floor and street stalls are common in the central city.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Buses and Trucks
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Freight trucks and passenger buses waiting to load up on the roadside.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Daycare Near the Market
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A childcare group downtown near a main bus stop.

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Visiting Grandma
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Mother brings her young son to visit his grandmother’s market stall.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2006)
Home from Shopping
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Carrying a bag on the head and a baby on the back is usual In Ghana for Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Bagging Goods
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At home in her courtyard, this woman divides her goods into plastic bags ready to sell.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2011)

Related Objects

Women Going Somewhere
Women Going Somewhere (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

A Typical Street Corner
A Typical Street Corner (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Business District
Business District (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Blood Drive Supporters
Blood Drive Supporters (2016)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Walking to the Mosque
Walking to the Mosque (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Apartment Buildings
Apartment Buildings (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Buses and Trucks
Buses and Trucks (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Daycare Near the Market
Daycare Near the Market (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Visiting Grandma
Visiting Grandma (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Home from Shopping
Home from Shopping (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Bagging Goods
Bagging Goods (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz


Related Essay
Creator: Paz, Carmen
Clark, Gracia
Description: Some parts of Kumasi are known as predominantly Muslim.
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Carmen Paz; Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Carmen Paz

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