Monday, May 31, 2010

A is for Aba House

Betty Ellert stayed at Aba House with some friends a few years ago.
And now she has written a childrens book titled ABC'S FROM GHANA,WITH LOVE
It was published by

We are A and O....WOW!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Artful Animals

The Museum of African Art in Washington, DC has a wonderful online exhibit called Artful Animals.Check Spelling

When we were in Burikina Faso , one of our guides was very excited to show us the sacred mudfish, but he wasn't really able to explain their significance, After seeing the the exhibit I know why they are so important. Even important enought to be on the money in Burkina Faso.

A great tool for teaching about African culture, the exhibit is also fascinating reading for adults.
Make sure you take the time to look at all of the animals.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

some Ghanaian cultural snipits

at there are some interesting cultural stories.
Under the Akan there's a paper about dream interpretations where most of what you dream (according to the Akan) means just the opposite.
For example, if you dream that you will find gold, it means that you will always be poor.

There is another paper about a young girls induction into a shrine. If you're curious about African ceremonies, this will interest you.

Written by an African scholar, the blog also offers books for sale, but just browsing through the
stories is free.