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Kal eidoscop e ofcolours

Africa’s less-visited west offers some of the most vibrant and diverse tribes and ceremonies on the continent. Philip Briggs shares some of the cultural highlights he has enjoyed over 20 years of travel there. Photographs by Ariadne van Zandbergen

West Africa

Faces of West Africa. A textile vendor at Agomanya Bead Market in Ghana;
Kikois for sale at Agomanya Market, Ghana
a Fulani lady in The Gambia;
A man sells grains in Kejetia Market in Kumasi, Ghana;

From the jungle-lined coast to the Sahara, West Africa is a region of astounding geographic and cultural variety. As you travel, an architectural landscape of extraordinary mosques, timeworn colonial relicts and mud-and-thatch homesteads rolls past

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