Saturday, October 2, 2010

Mmaniaye (8)

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Mmaniaye is about 5 km from the main road from Cape Coast to Kakum. The village is very industrious, as it produces gari and cooking oils.

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Young people of Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2007.

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Young man stucco'ing the outer wall of a house in Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2007.

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Infant of Mmaniaye. Note the markings which, it is my guess, signify ethnicity and therefore have some historical meaning. These are made, I think, with kaolinite, a clay used for skin marking and to combat digestive disorder. Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Thompson.

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Bonfire in Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008.

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Cocoa sprayers in Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008. I don't know if these were government employees. My understanding is that in Ghana, spraying is usually done by employees of the Cocobod (

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Chief of Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008.

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Elders of Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008.

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Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2011.

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