Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Neighborhood Eid Slideshow

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Neighborhood Chief Arriving
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The chief of a Muslim neighborhood arrives for an Eid celebration held at the tennis courts of the Lebanese club.

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The Chief's Photographer
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The Muslim chief of a Kumasi neighborhood poses with his entourage for his own photographer.

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Neighborly Group
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A set of close neighbors and family attend the Eid together.

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Women's Section
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Women and girls pray on one side, facing the backs of the men on the other court.

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Late Arrivals
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A family hurries to join the group already starting the prayer.

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Neighborhood Imam
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The neighborhood imam addresses the chief and assembled men.

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An Outdoor Sermon
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The neighborhood imam preaches from the male end of the court.

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Teenage Girlfriends
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Teen girls socialize with friends after the prayers.

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Two Men Friends
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Men also enjoy dressing well and greeting their friends and neighbors.

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Well Dressed Elder
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An elder in his fine three-piece suit of blue damask.

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Veiled Young Women
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These two girlfriends are more particular than average about veiling.

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Veils with Attitude
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Three young women with very different styles, but all with an identifiable veil.

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Pantsuit with Veil
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Although wearing a pantsuit, this young woman veils modestly.

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Boy with White Headdress
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A local boy wears shining white and an Arab headdress for the occasion.

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Kids with Style
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Contrasting styles for these boys; sisters in matching dresses.

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Young Family
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A mother dressed up with her baby and young son.

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Neighborhood Chief Arriving
Neighborhood Chief Arriving (2012)
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The Chief's Photographer
The Chief's Photographer (2012)
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Neighborly Group
Neighborly Group (2012)
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Women's Section
Women's Section (2012)
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Late Arrivals
Late Arrivals (2012)
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Neighborhood Imam
Neighborhood Imam (2012)
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An Outdoor Sermon
An Outdoor Sermon (2012)
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Teenage Girlfriends
Teenage Girlfriends (2012)
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Two Men Friends
Two Men Friends (2012)
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Well Dressed Elder
Well Dressed Elder (2012)
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Veiled Young Women
Veiled Young Women (2012)
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Veils with Attitude
Veils with Attitude (2012)
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Pantsuit with Veil
Pantsuit with Veil (2012)
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Boy with White Headdress
Boy with White Headdress (2012)
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Kids with Style
Kids with Style (2012)
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Young Family
Young Family (2012)
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Related Essay
Creator: Paz, Carmen
Clark, Gracia
Description: Gathering for prayers in a local park on a minor holiday
Subject: Eid al Fitr
Date: 2012
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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