This woman was carrying Kasava while walking on the beach near Elmina. Kasava is a staple food of Ghana and is used primarily to make "fufu'. She will either bring it to market, or to her home for her personal use. Walking along the beach is often easier, (and safer) than walking along the roadside where there are no sidewalks and the risk of being hit by a car or truck is high. This beach is very close to Elmina Castle, a former slave fort and now a World Heritage Site.
womanbeachcassavaelminawalkingcarrying on headghanaafricacasavaseller