Traditional Ashanti Buildings (World Heritage)
West Africa

Traditional Ashanti Buildings (World Heritage)

Little has remained of the former great empire of the Ashanti in the forest belt of West Africa since their conquest by the British at the end of the 19th century. Almost all traditional grass-covered and relief-decorated mud buildings and palaces were destroyed. Only ten religious shrines still remind of the culture of the former […]

Ghana Arts and Literature
North Africa

Ghana Arts and Literature

Literature Contrary to the oral tradition of the native languages, the written English-language literature in Ghana is of late date. Its growth is strongly influenced by political factors. Dramat received special support after the country’s independence in 1957. Mention should be made of Efua Sutherland’s experiment to combine classical literary themes with both folk storytelling […]

Ghana Landmarks
North Africa

Ghana Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 cedi is divided into 100 pesewas. The name of the Ghanaian currency is derived from the cowrie shell, which was a currency in West Africa until the colonial era. Currency abbreviation: C, GHC¬†– ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG There are banknotes worth 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 cedi. Coins worth 1 cedi, 50, 20, […]