Northern Factors in Asante History

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Chief Fanyinama III, head of the Wangara Community in Ghana

Chief Fanyinama III, head of the Wangara Community in Ghana
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Fanyinama III (red top) and Elders. The Wangara represent the first trading diaspora from the Mande world that accessed the Akan forest in search of gold and kola nuts. Among the earliest residents of Salaga, the Wangara relocated to Kintampo when Salaga overthrew Asante role in the late 19th century. With Asante backing, Kintampo became an important trading town and the key interior market for Asante kola.

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Chief Fanyinama III, head of the Wangara Community in Ghana
Chief Fanyinama III, head of the Wangara Community in Ghana
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Kintampo
Creator: Akyeampong, Emmanuel
Description: Fanyinama III (red top) and Elders. The Wangara represent the first trading diaspora from the Mande world that accessed the Akan forest in search of gold and kola nuts. Among the earliest residents of Salaga, the Wangara relocated to Kintampo when Salaga overthrew Asante role in the late 19th century. With Asante backing, Kintampo became an important trading town and the key interior market for Asante kola.
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kintempo, Ghana
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Emmanuel Akyeampong; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Emmanuel Akyeampong
Subjects:
Wangara