Gwolu

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Gwolu
Gwolu is located in Ghana
Gwolu
Gwolu
Location in Ghana
Coordinates: 10°59′N 2°14′W / 10.983°N 2.233°W / 10.983; -2.233
Country Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Region Upper West Region

Gwolu is a town in northern Ghana built in the late 19th century by people fleeing the activities of the slave raider Babatu Zato. Hilla Limann, a former Ghanaian president was born here.

The name of the village itself commemorates one Gwollu (or Gbollu) Koro Limann, who had a double circular wall built round the local community in the 19th century as a defence against Babatu's raids.[1] A preserved section of the mud wall can still be seen.[2]

Sources[edit]

Hartman, Saidiya. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Trade. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007) p. 219-23

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Coordinates: 10°59′N 2°14′W / 10.983°N 2.233°W / 10.983; -2.233