African Oral Narratives
Military Intelligence in Apartheid-era South Africa

Interview at Legon Staff Village: Observations on Life in Accra

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Courtesy of Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu
Creator: Atanga, Ellen Mma
Kimmell, Arwen
Woman, name withheld
Contributing Institutions: Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu; Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Biography: The woman interviewed had been born in the Bolgatanga District and was living at Legon Staff Village, a very ethnically mixed section built for university workers, opposite the University of Ghana campus. Interviews were conducted by Ellen Mma, graduate student at the University of Ghana. Atanga was accompanied by Arwen Kimmell, a graduate student in anthropology at Indiana University.
Description: The interviewee was asked to discuss problems associated with living in Accra. She mentioned in particular difficulties with relatives of her husband. She thought on the whole it was better back home, but with hard work one could manage.
Date: May 22, 2005
Location: Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana
Format: Audio/mp3
Language: Farefari
Rights Management: Education use only, no other permissions given.
Digitizer: MATRIX

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