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

by Gracia Clark

Tafo Women's Fellowship

Old Tafo lies along the main highway north from Kumasi, and was one of the earliest settlements for immigrant Northerners. As an old Muslim community it has several neighborhood mosques, and the imam of one founded a government-supported primary and middle school that offers instruction in the Koran and Arabic language along with the standard national curriculum. This group of women attends that mosque and meets on Fridays to learn Arabic and read the Koran. After hearing about the website project, those who agreed to record an interview for it met us in an empty classroom.

A Secondary School Teacher

A Secondary School Teacher

Date: 2006
Format: Video/mp4
"My Mum never gave up."
Not Every Woman Can Do This Work

Not Every Woman Can Do This Work

Date: 2006
Format: Video/mp4
"It is only me, a woman selling these double axles here. My family are proud of me as a woman selling this, because it is not easy for some women to learn this trade."