Pictures from Ghana, 11 June 2006
Safowa Gifty with her aunt & cousins (and myself)
A rainy-season sunset
Drinking palm wine at the chief's 45th anniversary
More of the chief's 45th anniversary...
This is what a grasscutter looks like... mmmmmmm
Full solar eclipse. Feel free to zoom in. The sky was this black.
This is the power tiller we just received from the Ministry of Agriculture. The structure in the background will house the corn mill, cassava grater, and rice huller
These are my students doing some traditional dancingn at a festival
Slaughtering a ram as an ancestral sacrifice. This tree is believed to be the "soul" of the village. If misfortunes are happening in the village it is probably because the tree is being neglected. I could get Durkheimian about this one and argue that the true is a symbol for the village itself.. but I'll spare you