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Chiefs, priests, and praise-singers : history, politics, and land ownership in northern Ghana

Author: Wyatt MacGaffey
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2013.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012030531
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wyatt MacGaffey
ISBN: 0813933870 9780813933870
OCLC Number: 825978016
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Colonial anthropology and historical reconstruction --
Drum chant and the political uses of tradition --
Tindanas and chiefs : ethnography --
Chiefs and tindanas : making nam --
Tamale : the Dakpema, the Gulkpe'Na, the Bugulana, and the law of the land --
Chiefs in the national arena.
Responsibility: Wyatt MacGaffey.

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A very interesting and important case study on the Dagbon chiefdom in northern Ghana. MacGaffey offers a nuanced analysis of the intricate relationship between secular and ritual/religious sources of Read more...

 
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