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Murder and Politics in Colonial Ghana

Author:
Dr. Richard Rathbone

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$ 48.67 (new)
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Medium:
Hardcover (209 pages)

Publisher:
Yale University Press
1993-06-23

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Editorial Description

This fascinating book recounts a pivotal event in West African history that provides important insights into law and politics in the colonial Gold Coast, and the clash between traditional and modern values, and the nature of African monarchy in the colonial period. This book tells the story of ritual murder in a kingdom of Ghana, of the trials and appeals of those accused of the crime, and of the radicalization of the black lawyers who confronted the colonial justice system and later began a struggle for self-government that led to Ghanian independence from Britain in 1957.