Everyday Islam in Kumasi: Devout Lay Men and Women in Daily Life

by Gracia Clark

A Trader and a Teacher

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How I started trading (00:01:21 - 00:02:00)
My mother wanted me to study (00:02:37 - 00:03:14)
Continuing my education (00:04:11 - 00:04:33)
An arranged marriage that worked (00:08:04 - 00:08:46)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

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Creator: Clark, Gracia
Saani, Hajia Raamatu
Biography: Hajia Raamatu finished school in the North and joined her father in Kumasi. She wanted to continue school and refused several suitors before marrying her uncle's son. They have been together 36 years and have 5 children. She sells wooden ceiling battens, teaches and attends English classes.
Description: "My uncle saw that I was not interested in marriage, so one day he just called me and said 'I want you to be married to your brother [cousin],' and it worked."
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Video/mp4
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gracia Clark
Digitizer: Gracia Clark