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

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Agnes Forson Interview

Date: May 26, 1994
Sold second hand clothes

Ahosua Mensah Interview 1, Part A

Date: September 21, 1994
A retired oil seller.

Akosua Mensah Interview 2, Part B

Date: September 21, 1994
A retired oil seller.

Akosua Mensah Interview 3

Date: October 13, 1994
A retired oil seller.

Akosua Mensah Interview 2

Date: October 13, 1994
A retired oil seller.

Akosua Mensah Interview 4

Date: October 13, 1994
A retired oil seller.

Abenaa Sewa Interview

Date: October 17, 1994
Orange Queen Mother

Abenaa Ediyaa Interview

Date: October 23, 1994
Sold tomatoes.

Amma Pokua Interview

Date: October 24, 1994
Sold yams.

Akosua Kwantua Interview 1

Date: October 26, 1994
Sold yams.

Akosua Kwantua Interview 2

Date: November 2, 1994
The Bolga queen mother. Sold tomatoes.

Mary Mensah Interview

Date: November 3, 1994
Owner of neighborhood store.

Mary Appiah Interview

Date: November 8, 1994
Works as seamstress.

Akua Nsia Interview

Date: November 10, 1994
Sold onions. Queen Mother.

Coastance Interview

Date: November 26, 1994
Sold onions and then vegetable soup.

Yaa Achiaa Interview

Date: November 27, 1994
Sold yams.

Mercy Larbi Interview

Date: November 27, 1994
Sold sewing notions, household goods, and stationary.

Mary Fosua Interview

Date: November 30, 1994
Sold onions.

Ataa Amoah Interview

Date: December 6, 1994
Sold cloth.

Nana Dufie Interview

Date: December 8, 1994
Sold adwenehemma (fish).

Akosua Pihamaih Interview

Date: December 18, 1994
Sold corn and plantain.

Amma Asamoah Interview

Date: January 14, 1995
Sold gnuts and beans.

Maame Werekua Interview

Date: January 15, 1995
Sold corn.

John Barima and Efna Gyaenoa Interview

Date: January 23, 1995
Sold amanneehemma (smoked mackerel queen mother).

Ama Ataa Interview

Date: January 24, 1995
Sold punamhemmua (bush meat).

Yaa Chin Interview

Date: January 25, 1995
Fish queen mother for apatre Lake Bosumtwe

Ataa Sewa Interview

Date: January 26, 1995
Sold cloth.

Maane Badu Interview

Date: January 26, 1995
Sold yams and also makola in Accra.

"Teacher" Rose and Mrs. Adusa-Opoku Interview

Date: January 31, 1995
The husband mostly spoke. Sold cloth.

Akra Kobi Interview

Date: February 1, 1995
Sold yams and told witchcraft stories with Monica and Mary Appiah.

Amma Odwira Interview

Date: February 3, 1995
Sold yams and spoke of early life.

Akra Kobi Interview

Date: February 3, 1995
Sold yams and spoke of early life.

Adua Opambao Interview

Date: February 5, 1995
Sold yams and spoke of early life.

Cecilia Asante-Antwi

Date: February 6, 1995
Minister's wife; Speech at public seminar on Women In Development, Dunwell Methodest Church, Kumasi

Beha Sewa Interview

Date: February 9, 1995
Sold yams. Queen mother.

Maame Nkrumah Interview

Date: February 28, 1995
Onion trader; sister of queen mother

Afua Tekyiwa Interview

Date: March 5, 1995
Sold rice then ajna oforiwa vegetables.

Yaa Chin Interview

Date: March 6, 1995
Sold apatrehemma.

Rose Adusa-Opoku Interview

Date: March 14, 1995
Teacher, sold cloth.

Amma Opokua Interview

Date: March 16, 1995
Talked a lot about marriage.

Akua Frimpoma Interview

Date: March 19, 1995
Sold plantains.

Comfort Otchere Interview

Date: March 24, 1995
Aluminum cooking pans seller

Yaa Kesiwaa Interview

Date: March 27, 1995
Sold cassara.

Amma Aduma Interview

Date: March 28, 1995
Sold yams.

Abenaa Adobea Interview

Date: March 28, 1995
Sold plantains.

Yaa Rose Interview

Date: March 28, 1995
Sold oranges.

Comfort Meusah Interview

Date: April 5, 1995
Sold bread.

Yaa Chin Interview

Date: May 4, 1995
Sold apatrehemma.

Adua Kromo Interview

Date: May 4, 1995
Sold palm nuts.

Abenaa Interview

Date: May 10, 1995
Sold adobea.

Aberaa Sewa Interview

Date: May 18, 1995
Sold bayachemma. Asked CEDEP questions.

Vida Nsiah Interview

Date: May 19, 1995
Was a vocational school principal.

Atan Amoah Interview

Date: May 20, 1995
Sold cloth.

Agnes Darko Interview

Date: May 23, 1995
Owned a vegetable store.

Afua Tadeyiwah Interview

Date: May 26, 1995
Was a waste management contractor. Asked CEDEP questions.

Mrs. Wiredu Interview

Date: May 29, 1995
Owned a clothing factory

Elizabeth Owasn Interview

Date: May 29, 1995
Was chopbar queen mother. Was a traditional catering assistant. Asked CEDEP questions.

Akua Nsiah Interview

Date: June 7, 1995
Was onion queen mother. Asked a few CEDEP questions.

Amma Opokua Interview

Date: June 8, 1995
Sold yams.

Akosua Boronya Interview

Sold oranges (Fanti).

Images

Young man standing on tomato boxes

Young man standing on tomato boxes

Date: 1991
Group bargaining for tomatoes with young man commission agent
Orange hawker in yam wholesale market

Orange hawker in yam wholesale market

Date: 1991
Hawkers bring food and goods to the trader
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
Elderly woman in notions stall

Elderly woman in notions stall

Date: 1991
Former church singer has a stall with sewing notions
Smiling woman holding account book

Smiling woman holding account book

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

Three standing women in fish stall

Date: 1991
Neighboring fish traders
Three standing women in cloth

Three standing women in cloth

Date: 1994
Kumasi daughter visiting village mother and sister
Orange Queen Mother, Abenaa Sewa

Orange Queen Mother, Abenaa Sewa

Date: 1994
Abenaa Sewa photographed in her stall at the Kumasi Market
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
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
Cloth trader and daughter helper standing dressed up

Cloth trader and daughter helper standing dressed up

Date: 1995
Mother and daughter at a party
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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