Family history interview with members of Gbla Wolo Katoo, including Nana Sie Jiniŋge, Ankobeahene (seated, center) as well as Ha Yaw, Sie Yaw Bediako, Asoma Kramo, Siedu, Kwaku Frimpong and Kwasi Wankyi, Sabiye, 15 August, 1986.
Oral history of Gbla Wolo Katoo (house), Sabiye, describes how the family came to live in the Banda area and how their village was relocated early in the period of British colonial rule. A list of former male and female heads of family is included. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Gbla Wolo Katoo, Sarbie [Sabiye]. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pg. 14. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 2 pages.
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Family history interview with members of Tapanwolo Katoo, including Pԑ Yaw, family head (seated, second from left), Kwadwo Ladjaa (seated, third from left) and Alhaji Adama Abudulai, Sabiye, 15 August, 1986.
Oral history of Tapanwolo Katoo (house), Sabiye, describes the family's ancestral relation to Wurache (Dompo people) and the role the family played in supplying fish for the New Yam Festival. It describes the coming of the Nafana from Kakala and the relations between Tapanwolo Katoo and Gbla Wolo Katoo as well as the role of the house in wars fought by the Banda chieftaincy. A list of former male and female heads of family is included. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Tapanwolo Katoo, Sarbie [Sabiye]. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pp. 40-41. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 2 pages
Women in the house of Brɛmawuo work together to prepare the main meal of the day. The wives of the house sit on low wooden stools as they prepare food at clustered hearths. Each hearth is made of three laterite stones which hold the cooking pot above the fire. The women use an array of metal cooking vessels, calabash bowls (chrԑgbͻͻ in Nafaanra) and a clay pot (on the front hearth). The clay pot was likely purchased from one of the potting villages on the west of the Banda hills. Beneath the thatched roof behind the women are hearths used during rainy weather. This house was revisited in November 2018 and several of the women pictured here were interviewed about how foodways have changed over the three decades since this photo was taken. Among the women pictured are (L-R) Adwoa Hana (stirring), Yaa Yaa Dankwa (Stirring), Ama Nwotwenwaa (holding a calabash), Abena Kuma, (standing in blue cloth) and Ama Mensah (standing in red cloth). Sabiye, 15 August 1986.