Madina is a fast-developing suburban settlement situated on the Accra plains some ten miles north-east of Accra on the old Accra-Dodowah Road and some two miles north of the University of Ghana, Legon. The historical background to the founding of Madina in 1959 by Muslims from Northern Ghana and elsewhere, and its subsequent development as a ‘mixed’ suburb with residents of many different ethnic and widely different occupational and educational backgrounds, is described in a recent publication of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, to which readers of this paper are directed: Madina Survey, Quarcoo, Addo, Peil, Legon, 1967.