Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Ghana - Social History of Africa (Paperback)
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Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Ghana - Social History of Africa (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 01/01/2001
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A social history of a West African urban community during colonialism.

The focus is centered on town politics and the ways in which the Ga political action shaped Accra's transition from pre-colonial city-state to colonial port city.

North America: Heinemann

Publisher: James Currey
ISBN: 9780852556436
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1 g
Dimensions: 227 x 142 mm


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... an outstanding piece of scholarship, constructed with the art of a storyteller, its complex and many-layered text weaving together changing Ga values, institutions and perception within the context of the colonial city of Accra... . Scholars of early colonial Africa and the period of transition to colonial rule, as well as those interested in the processes of urbanisation and cultural innovation, will find this a worthy addition to the library, as will any historian or social scientist who likes a well crafted and erudite text. The complexities of Ga socio-polity are intimidating, but Parker does fashion his tale into a good read. I warmly recommend it. - D. Dorward, ARAS

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