Bridge spanning the Tombԑ River near Sabiye on the road from Menji to Ahenkro, view to the south. Construction of a replacement bridge began in the 2010s but was stalled by 2016. As of 2019, this bridge remained the main connection to southern towns traveling from Banda. Two photos. Sabiye, 19 June, 2016.
Bridge spanning the Tombԑ River near Sabiye on the road from Menji to Ahenkro, view to the south. This is the route over which many of the supplies for construction of the Bui Dam arrived. The bridge is pictured here prior to the main dam construction (from December, 2009). Sabiye, June, 2008.
Construction of a new bridge to replace a long-used one over the Tombԑ River near Sabiye on the road from Menji to Ahenkro began in the 2010s. Its abutments are visible here, view to the north. Construction had stalled by 2016. Sabiye, 19 June, 2016.
Women of Brɛmawuo house, most of whom no longer live in the house, have come together for an interview sparked by a 1986 photo of them gathered around hearths in the compound's courtyard preparing food. As they talk, several of the women are processing calabash seeds (fnumu in Nafaanra), cracking the hull to extract the seed. An audio recorder sits on a low wooden stool with a lidded iron pot nearby. The binder of photos that has sparked the conversation sits on the veranda to the right. Enoch Mensah of the Banda Heritage Local Committee (interviewer, on left) sits on a blue plastic chair as he listens to the women talk about changes in foodways. L-R the women are Ama Mensah (black head scarf), Ama Nwotwenwaa (orange dress), Adwoa Hana, Yaa Yaa Dankwa and Abena Kuma. A video of the full interview can be accessed through through the "iaff_works" link below. Sabiye, 13 November, 2018.
Two women (Ama Nwotwenwaa and Yaa Yaa Dankwa) view a binder of photos during an interview in the house of Brɛmawuo about cooking practices. The interview was sparked by a 1986 photo of these and other women in the household preparing food. Two youngsters look on. Sabiye, 13 November, 2018.
Owusu Alexander holds a cutlass, raffia palm fronds and a stick that he has cut from the base of raffia palm frond. He has harvested these raffia materials in preparation for weaving a mat. Sabyie, 15 July, 2022.
Owusu Alexander uses a cutlass to trim the woody base of a raffia palm frond. He will use this stick as a base for weaving a raffia palm mat, rolling the mat on to the stick as the work progresses. Sabiye, 15 July, 2022