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The Making of an African King: Patrilineal & Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana

Author:
Anthony Ephirim-Donkor

Price:
$ 19.91 (new)
$ 26.22 (used)

Medium:
Paperback (226 pages)

Publisher:
Africa World Press
2000-06

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Editorial Description

This book is a study examining the causes of the kingship internecine struggle among the Effutu by exploring the two traditional systems of succession, the patrilineal and the matrilineal among the Effutu (Awutu-abe), and how best to end political violence.

Reader Reviews

A Clash of Confusions
A fascinating attempt to describe and analyse the phenomenon of stool succession disputes illustrating how life can be made complex and complicated whilst two separate traditions vie for supremacy on a foundation of misunderstanding and mischief. I admire the author's perspicacity in undertaking this work and pay tribute to his skills as a researcher and explainer, however I wish it had been better proofed before publication.