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Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana (International African Library S.)

Author:
Carola Lentz

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$ 68.00 (new)
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Medium:
Hardcover (384 pages)

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
2006-05-30

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Editorial Description

Drawing on two decades of research, this social and political history of North-Western Ghana explores the creation and redefinition of ethnic distinctions and commonalities by Africans and Europeans. It shows how ethnicity's power ultimately derives from a contradiction: while ethnic identities purport to be non-negotiable, and security, the boundaries of the communities created and the associated traits and practices are malleable and adaptable to specific interests and contexts.