What is BULUK?

BULUK is a journal specialising in the culture, society and political life of the Bulsa, intended for publication once a year. The first issue appeard in 1999. The English meaning of Buluk is "land of the Bulsa".

Who are the Bulsa?

The Bulsa (also Builsa; pronunciation: ['bulsa]) are an ethnic group in Northern Ghana  consisting of about 100,000 members. The capital of Bulsa North District is Sandema, of Bulsa South District Fumbisi; other villages / towns  are Wiaga, Uwasi, Wiesi, Fumbisi, Kanjaga, Gbedema, Gbedembilisi, Siniensi, Kadema, Bachonsa and Chuchuliga.

Who are the editors of BULUK?

There are two editors; Ghanatta Ayaric, himself a member of the Bulsa (from Gbedema), is at present a teacher at a German secondary school in Hamburg.

Dr. Franz Kröger, a retired teacher and anthropologist, worked in a freelance capacity for the Institute of Ethnology (University of Münster, Germany) and has specialised in Bulsa and Koma culture (religion, language, history, material culture, social structure etc.).

Aims of BULUK and its target groups

It is not the intention of the two editors to publish a purely scientific journal. Issues to date contain opinions of members of the Bulsa in Ghana or abroad; important events that have happened in the Bulsa area since the appearance of the last edition; poems and stories of Bulsa authors or about Bulsa subjects; interviews with Bulsa in the diaspora and in Ghana; papers on Bulsa history, traditional religion, crafts, modern development projects, latest news, books and papers on the Bulsa etc. As BULUK is the only journal with such a program, its target group is very large: literate Bulsa in the Bulsa District or other parts of the world, anthropologists, tourists, and all people who feel to be friends of the Bulsa people or want to know more about their culture and topical events in the Bulsa District.

Notes for Contributors

See page 2 of each number