Listening There: Scenes From Ghana

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National Museum of Ghana, Accra, interior main exhibition hall, Architects: Fry, Drew, Drake and Lansdun, 1957

National Museum of Ghana, Accra, interior main exhibition hall, Architects: Fry, Drew, Drake and Lansdun, 1957

National Museum, chair, Architects: Fry, Drew, Drake and Lansdun, 1957

National Museum, chair, Architects: Fry, Drew, Drake and Lansdun, 1957

Statue of Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, looking towards the National Museum of Ghana, Accra

Statue of Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah, looking towards the National Museum of Ghana, Accra

National Theatre of Ghana, Accra, Architect: Chen Taining, 1985-92

National Theatre of Ghana, Accra, Architect: Chen Taining, 1985-92

Vendors, Accra

Vendors, Accra

Marketplace in central Accra, proposed site of new city hall

Marketplace in central Accra, proposed site of new city hall

Private residence, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Private residence, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Private residence, interior, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Private residence, interior, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Architect’s private residence, Accra, Architect: Kenneth Scott Associates, 1961

Architect’s private residence, Accra, Architect: Kenneth Scott Associates, 1961

Architect’s private residence, living room, Accra, Architect: Kenneth Scott Associates, 1961

Architect’s private residence, living room, Accra, Architect: Kenneth Scott Associates, 1961

Wesley School for Girls, Cape Coast, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1946-47

Wesley School for Girls, Cape Coast, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1946-47

State House, Banquet Hall, Accra

State House, Banquet Hall, Accra

Engineering School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Engineering School, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Classroom, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

Classroom, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

Black Star Square, also know as Independence Square, built to commemorate independence from colonial rule, Accra, 1961

Black Star Square, also know as Independence Square, built to commemorate independence from colonial rule, Accra, 1961

Assembly Hall, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

Assembly Hall, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

American Embassy, decommissioned and modified, it now houses the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, Accra, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

American Embassy, decommissioned and modified, it now houses the Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs, Accra, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

American Embassy, interior, decommissioned and modified, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

American Embassy, interior, decommissioned and modified, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

American Embassy, courtyard, decommissioned and modified, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

American Embassy, courtyard, decommissioned and modified, Architect: Harry Weese & Associates, 1956

Branding Iron, 17th century, Ghana, Cape Coast Castle

Branding Iron, 17th century, Ghana, Cape Coast Castle

W.E.B. Du Bois residence, it now houses the Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan African Culture, Accra

W.E.B. Du Bois residence, it now houses the Du Bois Memorial Center for Pan African Culture, Accra

Tour group visiting a slave dungeon, Cape Coast Castle, Sweden 1653, Britain 1665

Tour group visiting a slave dungeon, Cape Coast Castle, Sweden 1653, Britain 1665

Street scene, Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Street scene, Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Vendor, Main Market, Accra

Vendor, Main Market, Accra

Beauty parlor, Osu, Accra

Beauty parlor, Osu, Accra

Vendor, Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Vendor, Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Kejetia Central Market, Kumasi

Cell Kiosks, Accra

Cell Kiosks, Accra

Engineering Workshops, Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Engineering Workshops, Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Engineering Workshops, interior, KNUST, Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Engineering Workshops, interior, KNUST, Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

DSC_2Engineering Workshops, courtyard, KNUST, Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

DSC_2Engineering Workshops, courtyard, KNUST, Architect: James Cubitt and Partners, 1953

Private residence, roof veranda, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Private residence, roof veranda, Accra, Architect: Nickson and Borys, 1962-66

Student and Cultural Center, University of Cape Coast, Architect: COMTEC (Renato Severino), 1964-67

Student and Cultural Center, University of Cape Coast, Architect: COMTEC (Renato Severino), 1964-67

Private residence, Accra, 1958-61

Private residence, Accra, 1958-61

Architect’s private residence, Accra, Architect: Lokko Associates, 2005-06

Architect’s private residence, Accra, Architect: Lokko Associates, 2005-06

Houses in suburban Accra

Houses in suburban Accra

Courtyard, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

Courtyard, Prempeh College, Kumasi, Architect: Fry, Drew, and Associates, 1955-54

Slave dungeon, Elmina Castle, Portuguese 1482, Dutch 1637, Britain 1872

Slave dungeon, Elmina Castle, Portuguese 1482, Dutch 1637, Britain 1872

MTN Branch Office, Oxford Street, Accra

MTN Branch Office, Oxford Street, Accra