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

by Gracia Clark

Not Every Woman Can Do This Work

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Courtesy of Gracia Clark

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Palaver Held at the Central Market, Kumasi
(October 13, 1946)
Courtesy of Asantehene's Archives in Manhyia, Kumasi

Truck Parts and Engines
Truck Parts and Engines
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Related Essay:
Islam in Kumasi
Kumasi Central Market
Creator: Clark, Gracia
Habiba, Hajia
Biography: Hajia Habiba sells diesel engines and truck parts at the Kumasi repair yard, after returning from migrating with her husband to Nigeria. She earned enough in two years to build her own house in Kumasi, while her husband lives in Accra.
Description: "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."
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Video/mp4
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gracia Clark
Digitizer: Gracia Clark