Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

School Founder's Day Slideshow

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Festival Organizers
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School officials wearing their uniforms for the annual commemoration of the school’s founder.

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Dignitaries with Umbrellas
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Only some of these honored guests wear the school’s green turban.

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Crowd of Women
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Many women attend the school festival, keeping to one side of the grounds.

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The Headmaster
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The headmaster of this Islamic school preaches a sermon at their annual festival.

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Students Adjusting Their Uniforms
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These boys in special uniforms prepare for a marching display.

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Young Scholars
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Young boys wearing their uniform items creatively.

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On the Women's Side
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The awning and chairs provided for women attending

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School Colors
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Some young women wearing the school colors.

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A Dignified Exit
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A rich patron gets an enthusiastic sendoff.

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Related Objects

Festival Organizers
Festival Organizers (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Dignitaries with Umbrellas
Dignitaries with Umbrellas (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Crowd of Women
Crowd of Women (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

The Headmaster
The Headmaster (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Students Adjusting Their Uniforms
Students Adjusting Their Uniforms (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Young Scholars
Young Scholars (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

On the Women's Side
On the Women's Side (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

School Colors
School Colors (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

A Dignified Exit
A Dignified Exit (2012)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark


Related Essay
Creator: Clark, Gracia
Description: A local Islamic school gathers on their deceased founder's birthday.
Date: 2012
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Carmen Paz

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