Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Trading in the Street Slideshow

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Dress Shop
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Nice dresses and jewelry go together.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2011)
Men Outside their Kiosks
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These men do business from converted shipping containers.

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Roadside Shop
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A roadside convenience store with a little of everything.

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Motorcycle Shop
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Muslim men predominate in motorcycle and moped sales here.

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Proudly Named
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Her shop sign announces her Muslim faith and gender.

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Tires for Sale
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Lightly used tires displayed in the neighborhood.

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Buying Minutes
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Roadside stands make prepaid phone cards available all over the city.

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Street Corner Business
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Three occupations in less than ten feet.

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Streetside Table
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Many Muslims sell and buy from simple tables by the sidewalk.

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Chicken Vendors
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Street vendors take a rest from the holiday rush.

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Mobile Peddlers
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These three hawkers with headloads compete with a more established kiosk.

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Milk Vendor
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Many vendors of branded snacks rent their equipment from the supplier and only make a commission on sales.

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Related Objects

Dress Shop
Dress Shop (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Men Outside their Kiosks
Men Outside their Kiosks (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Roadside Shop
Roadside Shop (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Motorcycle Shop
Motorcycle Shop (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Proudly Named
Proudly Named (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Tires for Sale
Tires for Sale (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Buying Minutes
Buying Minutes (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Street Corner Business
Street Corner Business (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Streetside Table
Streetside Table (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Chicken Vendors
Chicken Vendors (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Mobile Peddlers
Mobile Peddlers (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Milk Vendor
Milk Vendor (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz


Related Essay
Creator: Paz, Carmen
Description: Public space often provides workspace, especially for traders.
Subject: Traders
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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