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Ethnicity and the making of history in Northern Ghana

Author: Carola Lentz
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, cop. 2006.
Series: The international African library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A social and political history of North-Western Ghana, drawing on two decades of research.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carola Lentz
ISBN: 0748624015 9780748624010
OCLC Number: 758317023
Description: 1 vol. (XI-346 p.) : ill. en noir, cartes. ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of maps and plates; Preface; Introduction; 1. The North-West in the nineteenth century; 2. The introduction of chieftaincy; 3. The discursive creation of ethnicity; 4. The Lawra Confederacy Native Authority; 5. Labour migration, home-ties and ethnicity; 6. 'Light over the Volta': the mission of the White Fathers; 7. Decolonisation and local government reform; 8. 'The time when politics came': party politics and local conflict; 9. Ethnic movements and special-interest politics; 10. The cultural work of ethnicity; Epilogue; List of abbreviations; Glossary; List of Divisional Chiefs of Lawra District; References; Index.
Series Title: The international African library.
Responsibility: Carola Lentz.


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