ARCHITECTURE AND SOCIETY IN YENDI, KAFABA, SALAGA, KUMASE

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Hyland, A. D. C., An Introduction to the Traditional and Historical Architecture of Ghana (In Maggie Dodds (ed) History of Ghana, American Womens Association, Accra 1974)

KONKOMBA

Prusson, Labelle, Architecture in Northern Ghana, a study of forms and function Berkely Calif 1969 (includes a Konkomba hamlet, Yankezia and a Dagomba village, Kasuliyfli)

Froelich, Jean Claude. La tribu Konkomba du nord Togo. Dakar, IFAN. 1954. Titles are rough (and sometimes partial) translations from the French. For accuracy please refer to the original.
The House
61 Bedroom or kitchen
62 Entry
62, 63, 64 Grain silos
65, 66, 67, 68 Wall construction
69, 70, 71 Roof construction
72  Senior wife’s room
73 ‘porcherie’
74  Cylindrical grain silo with raised floor
75 Oven
76 Medicine store
77 Oven
78 Silo
79-84 Room details
107 Room interior decorated in black on white.
86-87 House layouts
Plate III-1 View of house
Plate III-2 Spiral wall construction with entrance (under construction)
Plate IV-1 Silos

YENDI

Prusson, Labelle, Architecture in Northern Ghana, a study of forms and function Berkely Calif 1969 (includes a Konkomba hamlet, Yankezia and a Dagomba village, Kasuliyfli)

KAFABA, SALAGA

Gouldsbury report 1876 re Salaga. in Further Correspondence regarding the Affairs of the Gold Coast British Parliamentary Papers Cmd 3386 Colonial Office 1882

Prusson, Labelle, Architecture in Northern Ghana, a study of forms and function Berkely Calif 1969 (includes a Gonja village, Larabanga)
Mosque at Larabanga, reputed to be 600 years old.

photo - Manu Herbstein, 2001

Weaver, Donna M, Kete Krachiee in the nineteenth century PhD thesis, two vols

KUMASE

Bowdich's map of Kumase in 1817.

 

 

 

Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, Asante Traditional Buildings, 36pp, illustrated, undated (2000?). Published with the support of UNESCO, ICCROM, CRATerre-EAG

OTHER REFERENCES

Farrar, V. K. Tarikhu. BUILDING TECHNOLOGY AND SETTLEMENT PLANNING IN A WEST AFRICAN CIVILIZATION Precolonial Akan Cities and Towns http://www.mellenpress.com/html/farrbuil.html

Swithenbank, M, Asante Abakosem: The Traditional Architecture of Ashanti (in Ashanti Research Project, First Conference, May 17- 20, 1963) Inst. of African Studies, Legon.