Fantasy Coffins in Ghana – Under-Told Stories Project

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Fantasy Coffins in Ghana

Funerals are major social events that bring together far-flung extended families. Obituary flyers and posters cover neighborhood walls. Often they are anticipated years in advance, and say much about a person’s status. Nowhere is that more evident than in the coffins favored by the Ga ethnic group in southeastern Ghana. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

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