Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

A Spare Parts Dealer

Courtesy of Garcia Clark
Creator: Clark, Gracia
Biography: Karim Muhamamed was born in Old Tafo, near Kumasi. He did construction work after form four to save money to apprentice to a well-known master mechanic. He got a bank loan to open his shop, because he didn’t get many customers as a mechanic on his own. He travels to Greece every few months to buy truck engines, about ten to fifteen at a time. He works together with a Christian friend, also a former mechanic, so they can put their money together to travel.
Description: "We should take more business, but the money is small. That is why we cannot do what we would like to do."
Subject: Traders
Date: August 26, 2009
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Format: Video/mp4
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Contributor: Carmen Paz (Videographer)
Contributor: Maimouna Shaban (Assistant)

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