Saturday, February 27, 2016

Mosque at Foindu Nongowa

Location: Mende village of Foindu in Nongowa Chiefdom - Kenema District
Date: 1969
Foindu was a small Mende village outside of Kenema Town (by about 6 miles) and about 1 - 2 miles off the Kenema-Dama Road. In this photo is the inside of the Foindu mosque with the large prayer drum used to call people to pray. Foindu was made up of maybe 30 houses of varying size and shape (there were a number of round houses). Although nominally a Muslim town - the Muslim influence on folks was profound although not fundamental. There was also a strong native influence as I have documented in other postings. 

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