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Ga Shrines

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The shrines We have been told that the shrines are private spaces that are hidden from the public eyes and not open for all for example menstruating women. Thus it was to our surprise we had an open view of a house filled with several shrines - You can’t take pictures because it would get blurry - or the indigenous knowledge is that a picture can’t be captured on a technology object as a camera (but why do we have pictures of the shrine outside the priest’s house??) - A shrine house (a small house of approximately 2 m 2 painted in white) with the yellow food (kpelele) and bottles of alcohol, herbs (“nyanyana”) covering several shrines which actually were round-Cornish structures. Questions- why do we have picture of shrine Why is it in the open? Who builds the shrines Who can access the shrine?