Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

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Drawing on two decades of research this social and political history of North-Western Ghana traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of self-understanding, and represents a major contribution to debates on ethnicity, colonialism and the 'production of history'. It explores the creation and redefinition of ethnic distinctions and commonalities by African and European actors, showing that ethnicity's power derives from a contradiction: while ethnic identities purport to be non ...

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana 2006, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748624010

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