No Body Needs Milk – Research Proves

Thanks to countless millions of dollars in advertising, almost everybody thinks they need milk. Over the past several decades, cow’s milk and its byproducts have come to be seen as an essential part of the diet of most Americans. Milk and milk products such as cheese, yogurt, ice cream, whey, kefir and butter have been…

Mangu, the community forbidden to Wa Naa

Despite his power and authority, the overlord of the Wala Traditional Area in the Upper West Region has a limitation: he is forbidden from setting his feet or eyes on one of the communities under his rule. Mangu, a suburb of mainland Wa, has long been held as a forbidden land for every Wa Naa…

Tribal Markings and Faces of Upper West

Since I have been up Upper West , I have started noticing how the tribal markings, or scarifications are different. In the south, the markings I see are usually the kind made at infancy or in early childhood. I understand the scars can be made for a variety of reasons: identification, decoration, health or spiritual…