Two women vendors in the market in Kumasi, Ghana, 2008.
Photo Credit: Danielle D Sweeney, MD
In our free time we explored the city. I previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer in another West African country and the familiar scenes of a vibrant, bustling African city made me feel warmly nostalgic. West African cities saturate all the senses. The women fill the streets wearing gorgeously embroidered, brightly colorful outfits. In the evenings, the air is full of the smell of food being cooked by street vendors. Between the streets packed with honking taxis, sellers inviting you to see their goods, and buyers haggling prices, the markets can be a cacophony.
Dr. Elizabeth Traore
IVU Resident Scholar 2019