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Akan peoples in Africa and the diaspora : a historical reader

Author: Kwasi Konadu
Publisher: Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of key essays about the Akan people, their history, and their culture. The Akans are an ethnic group from West Africa, predominately Ghana and Togo, of roughly 25 million people. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kwasi Konadu
ISBN: 9781558765863 1558765867 9781558765870 1558765875
OCLC Number: 857234119
Notes: Volume II of The Akan people.
Description: xix, 358 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The origins of the Akan / A. Adu Boahen --
The "Akan" problem / David Kiyaga-Mulindwa --
Slavery and Akan origins? / A. Norman Klein --
"Slavery and Akan Origins?" : a reply / Ivor Wilks --
Reply to Wilks's commentary of "Slavery and Akan Origins?" / A. Norman Klein --
From European contact to the Komenda Wars : the Eguafo Kingdom during the height of the gold trade / Sam Spiers --
Zones of Exchange and world history : Akani captaincies on the seventeenth century West African Gold Coast / Ray A. Kea --
A precolonial history of the Sefwi Wiawso Oman / Stefano Boni --
State formation and intercommunal alliances on the Gold Coast (17th to 18th centuries) / Pierluigi Valsecchi --
The expansion of the Fante and the emergence of Asante in the eighteenth century / James Sanders --
Asante at the end of the nineteenth century : setting the record straight / Ivor Wilks --
Slavery and abolition in the Gold Coast : colonial modes of emancipation and African initiatives / Kwabena Opare Akurang-Parry --
"My arse for Okou" : a wartime ritual of women on the nineteenth-century Gold Coast / Adam Jones --
Archival fragments : Ntamoba and the political economy of child-rearing in Asante / Jean Allman --
Connecting with the past, building the future : African Americans and chieftaincy in southern Ghana / Susan Benson --
What's tourism got to do with it? the Yaa Asantewa legacy and development in Asanteman / Lynda R. Day --
Diaspora discourses / Kwasi Konadu --
Asante history : a personal impression of forty years / T.C. McCaskie.
Other Titles: Akan people.
Responsibility: edited by Kwasi Konadu.

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