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

by Gracia Clark

Halima Abdallah

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Widowhood (00:06:13 - 00:08:18)
Tijanniya and Sunna (00:16:48 - 00:23:33)
Creator: Abdallah, Halima
Clark, Gracia
Biography: She is the eldest of seven children. Her father died early and her mother sold vegetables to feed them and send them to school. They moved to Sunyani, where she finished form four and taught for a while. Then she started going to Lome for cloth to support her mother. Her husband made her stop traveling, then got sick for ten years and died. She is now helping a friend from her Islamic study group at the market, selling slippers.
Description: "I don't think I can marry again."
Date: August 21, 2009
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: MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences