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The Asante Market Women (Ghana Culture - Full Documentary) | TRACKS

17 Views· 28 Mar 2022
Ambakisye-Okang Dukuzumurenyi
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Kumasi, Ghana, is the capital of the Asante region. This is the seat for one of the most powerful kingdoms of West Africa, surviving British colonisation for centuries. The Kumasi central market is one of the largest in Africa and is run and lead by women. In this documentary, we meet the female traders of this important economy.

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