Improving African Futures Using Lessons from the Past

Edge of Bui Lake near Bongase, 2016


Description:
Standing on the edge of Bui Lake, northwest of Bongase. The lake waters rose behind Bui Dam after 2012, transforming local fishing practices. For generations local Ewe families used the type of canoe pictured here to fish on the Black Volta River. But these can only be used for near-shore fishing on Bui Lake because the lake's unpredictable winds and waves make them unsafe. Trees still stand in shallow waters along the lake's edge. Three photos. Bui Lake, near Bongase, 18 June, 2016.
Rights:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial
Publisher:
University of Victoria Libraries
Location(s) Facet:
Bongase
Subjects:
Bui Lake; Vegetation
Subjects Facet:
Landscapes; Ewe (African people); Canoes; Mountains
Creator:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Contributors:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Date searchable:
2016
Date searchable:
2016-06-18 & 2016-06-20
Genre:
;Digital image
Genre Facet:
Digital image
Location(s):
Bongase;8.251697, -2.287305
People Facet:
Dr. Ann B. Stahl
Geographic Coordinates:
8.251697, -2.287305