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Ethnicity in Ghana: The Limits of Invention

Author:
Carola Lentz

Price:
$ 32.18 (new)
$ 24.94 (used)

Medium:
Hardcover (250 pages)

Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
2000-07-07

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Editorial Description

These essays address the neglected theme of ethnicity in Ghanaian history, society, and politics. The essays qualify the notion that ethnicity was purely a colonial "invention" by demonstrating the ways in which the boundaries of "we-groups" have mutated from pre-colonial times onwards. The collection also considers the particular manner in which the national question is posed today in terms of language policy and conflicts over land and chieftaincy.