African Oral Narratives
Life Stories of Women Traders and Former Traders From Kumasi Central Market

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A leading Muslim tomato wholesaler, seated with assistant standing

A leading Muslim tomato wholesaler, seated with assistant standing

Date: 1991
Sister Hawa, one of the largest wholesalers for tomatoes
Seated woman surrounded in market by daughters and children

Seated woman surrounded in market by daughters and children

Date: 1991
Plantain sales support this entire extended family
Smiling woman holding account book

Smiling woman holding account book

Date: 1991
An orange wholesaler shows her credit book
Three standing women in fish stall

Three standing women in fish stall

Date: 1991
Neighboring fish traders
Orange hawker in yam wholesale market

Orange hawker in yam wholesale market

Date: 1991
Hawkers bring food and goods to the trader
Girl, 10-12 years old, holding infant before orange stalls

Girl, 10-12 years old, holding infant before orange stalls

Date: 1991
Babysitting little brother in the market
Young woman in white sitting in cloth stall

Young woman in white sitting in cloth stall

Date: 1991
The young cloth queenmother in her stall
Elderly woman in notions stall

Elderly woman in notions stall

Date: 1991
Former church singer has a stall with sewing notions
Young man standing on tomato boxes

Young man standing on tomato boxes

Date: 1991
Group bargaining for tomatoes with young man commission agent
Orange Queen Mother, Abenaa Sewa

Orange Queen Mother, Abenaa Sewa

Date: 1994
Abenaa Sewa photographed in her stall at the Kumasi Market
Three standing women in cloth

Three standing women in cloth

Date: 1994
Kumasi daughter visiting village mother and sister
Two older women standing in funeral cloth

Two older women standing in funeral cloth

Date: 1994
Women elders at a funeral
Youngish woman seated with pineapples. she sells plantain in season

Youngish woman seated with pineapples. she sells plantain in season

Date: 1995
Selling pineapples in the dry season when plantain is scarce
Cloth trader and daughter helper standing dressed up

Cloth trader and daughter helper standing dressed up

Date: 1995
Mother and daughter at a party
Onion trader at corner of onion shed with customers

Onion trader at corner of onion shed with customers

Date: 1995
A corner location attracts more customers
Three seated women with baskets and trays of dried pepper

Three seated women with baskets and trays of dried pepper

Date: 1995
In the wholesale yard, trade slows in the afternoon
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