Find your perfect holiday reading
The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana (Paperback)
  • The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana (Paperback)
zoom

The Making of an African King: Patrilineal and Matrilineal Struggle Among the Effutu of Ghana (Paperback)

(author)
£31.95
Paperback 238 Pages / Published: 04/08/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Making of An African King 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. Kingship or chieftaincy disputes in Ghana may begin as rivalry among members of the same family, or when ineligible elders are elected caretaker kings because of their invaluable services to a royal family. However, upon the demise of the caretakers, their descendants refuse to cede power back to the royal family; thus creating protracted power struggles. This is exactly the situation among the Effutu. Fortunately, new information became available when the author was researching in Ghana from 1997-1999. As a result, this edition provides for the first time accounts of colonial administrators about the royal internecine struggle, in ways that confirm Awutu orthodoxy and put concocted histories, false genealogies, and outright lies to rest.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761847786
Number of pages: 238
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 231 x 158 x 18 mm
Edition: Second Edition

You may also be interested in...

Platform 9 3/4 Cloth Tote
Added to basket
£12.99
General merchandise
Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Gryffindor
Added to basket
£3.99
General merchandise
Waboba Moon Ball
Added to basket
£5.99
Toy
Trump Impeachmints
Added to basket
£2.99
General merchandise
Colour Changing Umbrella
Added to basket
£24.99
General merchandise
Hogwarts Letter Pouch
Added to basket
£14.99
General merchandise
Ibed Lap Desk
Added to basket
£17.99
General merchandise
Pride And Prejudice Cloth Bag
Added to basket
£12.95
General merchandise
Rubik's Cube
Added to basket
£12.99
Game
Be Happy Grow Your Own Sunflower
Added to basket
£3.99
General merchandise
Moon Light Small
Added to basket
£5.99
General merchandise
Harry Potter Gel Pen Set
Added to basket
£3.99
General merchandise
Coffee Lover Grow Me
Added to basket
£3.99
General merchandise
Harry Potter Enamel Badge - Ravenclaw
Added to basket
£3.99
General merchandise
Flexible Phone Holder
Added to basket
£10.99
General merchandise
Baby Niffler
Added to basket
£11.99
Soft toy

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.