To the Grave and Beyond:
A look at funeral rituals and traditions from various West African cultures

Reference Maps

Imagery of the Afterlife



African Art  Homepage



Kongo-style in the US

 Works Cited


Africa: Some Reference Maps

Continent of Africa

West Africa












The Kongo are spread throughout the KongoAngola region of West Africa along the Atlantic Ocean.










Ghana is home to the Ga, LoDagaa and Ashanti. The Ga live around Accra in the southeastern region, and the LoDagaa inhabit settlements in the northwest corner of Tom. The Ashanti region of Ghana is located in the West African tropical rain forest surrounding Kumasi.

Nigeria is home to the Yoruba. The Yoruba kingdoms of Oyo and Ibadan are located near the southwestern border near the Atlantic Ocean and Benin.