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The History Of Ashanti Kings And The Whole Country Itself And Other Writings By Otumfuo Nana Agyeman Prempeh I

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The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself and Other Writings

The History of Ashanti Kings and the Whole Country Itself and Other Writings Book
Author : Otumfuo Nana Agyeman Prempeh I.,Prempeh I (King of Ashanti),Prempeh I. (Ashanti, King),Agyeman Prempeh,A. Adu Boahen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780197262610
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Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This is a key text for understanding the history of the great West African kingdom of Asante (now in Ghana). It is perhaps the earliest example of history writing in English by an African ruler. The result is an indispensably detailed account of the Asante monarchy from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Context is provided by the inclusion of other writings by or about Agyeman Prempeh, together with four introductory essays by the world's leading scholars of Asante history.

Saltwater Slavery

Saltwater Slavery Book
Author : Stephanie E. Smallwood
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2009-06-30
ISBN : 9780674043770
File Size : 26,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

Landscapes Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past

Landscapes  Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-08-13
ISBN : 9004380183
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Landscapes, Sources and Intellectual Projects of the West African Past outlines new directions in the historiography of West Africa. Its chapters explore new trends across regional and disciplinary fields with a focus on how political conjunctures influence source production and circulation.


Dynasties Book
Author : Jeroen Duindam
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1107060680
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A vibrant and broad-ranging study of dynastic power in the late medieval and early modern world.

Divine Rulers in a Secular State

Divine Rulers in a Secular State Book
Author : Timo Kallinen
Publisher : Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Release : 2016-03-25
ISBN : 9522227935
File Size : 55,5 Mb
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The divine kingship and chiefship of the Asante people of central Ghana have been undergoing a shift towards secularization since the start of the colonial era. Timo Kallinen maintains that a close examination of this transformation provides us with a better understanding of secularization processes in Ghana more broadly, and in other post-colonial societies whose historical development likewise differs from that of the modern West, and which have largely confronted secular modernity through encounters with European colonialism. Throughout the volume secularization is understood as a process in modern society whereby divinity is separated from the ways in which both human society is regulated and physical nature is understood to function. Divine Rulers in a Secular State has been divided into three thematic parts, each with a short theoretical introduction. In the first two, analysis is primarily inspired by the work of Louis Dumont, while in the third the theoretical ideas of Webb Keane and Bruno Latour are of central importance. The undifferentiated order of the pre-colonial Asante kingdom, in which the chiefly and priestly functions of the rulers were not separated, comprises the initial focus. Sacrifices and marriage exchanges, both of which were directed at establishing and perpetuating relations between the living and the spirits of the dead ancestors, are posited as the most important responsibilities of the chief. Also explored are perceptions that the founding of the kingdom and its authority structure are the results of sacrifices offered to various gods by the Asante king and his chiefs. The second part examines the dissolution of the traditional order since the onset of British colonial occupation. The secularization process was initiated by the aspirations of colonial administrators and missionary bodies who aimed to maintain Christian converts under the ‘political’ authority of their non-Christian chiefs, who were still important ritual leaders. Consequently, it was necessary to start dividing society along ‘political’ and ‘religious’ lines so that only the former was a mandatory concern for all. The kernel of modern citizenship was planted at the same time as the ‘religious’ conscience of individuals started to shape their rights and duties towards their ‘political’ rulers. Furthermore, theories about Asante as a state based on contract and representation were proposed and developed. In the post-colonial era chiefship has been put into the service of the independent nation state – both as an instrument of administration and a nationalistic symbol, while, most recently, chiefs have been depicted as leaders in civil society, even receiving support from global developmental organizations. Yet traditional chieftaincy is strongly criticized by certain Christian groups belonging to the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, which still see it as integrally linked to traditional cosmologies. The third part of the book takes the discussion beyond the separation of the categories of religion and politics. Secularization has also has also entailed the dematerialization of religion, establishing it as something that ought to be understood primarily as mental or spiritual; in a secular society ‘things’ like deities, witchcraft, or sacrifices should not be recognized as proper agents and actions at the level of immanent relations. In Ghana such views are effectively contradicted by religious groups which see spiritual forces as the most powerful agents in social relations. The cases discussed deal with attempted state control of anti-witchcraft activities, the efficiency of protective magic during political upheavals, and Pentecostal notions of demonic influences in secular politics. The Conclusions section brings the themes of the book together by discussing the large-scale effects of the secular project in contemporary Ghanaian society. Research is based on anthropological fieldwork conducted in Ghana in 2000–2001 and 2005–2006, data drawn from several archival sources located in Ghana and the United Kingdom, and the anthropological and historical literature on Ghana and the Asante.

Great Kingdoms of Africa

Great Kingdoms of Africa Book
Author : John Parker
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2023-03-21
ISBN : 0520395670
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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A groundbreaking, sweeping overview of the great kingdoms in African history and their legacies, written by world-leading experts. This is the first book for nonspecialists to explore the great precolonial kingdoms of Africa that have been marginalized throughout history. Great Kingdoms of Africa aims to decenter European colonialism and slavery as the major themes of African history and instead explore the kingdoms, dynasties, and city-states that have shaped cultures across the African continent. This groundbreaking book offers an innovative and thought-provoking overview that takes us from ancient Egypt and Nubia to the Zulu Kingdom almost two thousand years later. Each chapter is written by a leading historian, interweaving political and social history and drawing on a rich array of sources, including oral histories and recent archaeological findings. Great Kingdoms of Africa is a timely and vital book for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of Africa's rich history.

Africa II 1 2020

Africa  II 1  2020 Book
Author : AA. VV.
Publisher : Viella Libreria Editrice
Release : 2020-03-18T18:06:00+01:00
ISBN : 8867286919
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Articoli / Articles Jon Abbink, On “Good Governance”: Towards Reconciling State and Vernacular Views in Southwest Ethiopia Erika Grasso, Mapping a “Far Away” Town: Ethnic Boundaries and Everyday Life in Marsabit (Northern Kenya) Rosanna Tramutoli, A Sociolinguistic Description of Gíing’áwêakshòoda: A Register of Respect Among Barbaig Speakers in Tanzania Alice Bellagamba and Marco Gardini, What is a “Slave”? Neo-Abolitionism and the Shifting Meanings of Slavery in Two African Contexts (Highlands of Madagascar, Southern Senegal) Joanna Lewis, Dynasties and Decolonization: Chieftaincy, Politics and the Use of History at the Victoria Falls, from the Precolonial to the Post-independence Period Tom McCaskie, Alcohol and the Travails of Asantehene Osei Yaw Autori / Contributors

The Political Economy of the Interior Gold Coast

The Political Economy of the Interior Gold Coast Book
Author : Jarvis L. Hargrove
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2015-12-09
ISBN : 0739187864
File Size : 23,6 Mb
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This book analyzes the Asante transition to legitimate commerce in the nineteenth century and highlights the political and economic relationships of the Asante state with surrounding African groups and European traders.

In My Time of Dying

In My Time of Dying Book
Author : John Parker
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-03-16
ISBN : 0691193150
File Size : 33,9 Mb
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"Why do people die and where do they go when they are dead? How should the dead be buried and mourned in order to ensure that they continue to work for the benefit of the living? How have perceptions and experiences of death and the ends of life changed over the centuries? In My Time of Dying considers these questions from the perspective of African history. In what is the first history of death in Africa, John Parker examines mortuary culture and the ongoing relationship between the living and the dead over a four-hundred year period. Focusing anecdotally on West Africa but with a comparative awareness of comparable practices throughout the continent, Parker highlights how Africans developed the world's most vibrant and recognizable cultures of death"--

African Cities

African Cities Book
Author : Francesca Locatelli,Paul Nugent
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2009-05-20
ISBN : 9047442482
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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This book examines how the unprecedented expansion of African cities, which are the products of specific histories, poses serious challenges to equitable service provision and raises contentious claims to the ownership and control of urban spaces.

Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana

Religion and Chieftaincy in Ghana Book
Author : Louise Müller
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release : 2013
ISBN : 364390360X
File Size : 37,6 Mb
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Based on extensive research in primary and secondary sources and on field research in Ghana, including more than 40 interviews, and applying her formidable expertise in African history, philosophy, historical anthropology and religious studies, Dr. Louise Muller has produced a superb analysis of the history and transformation of the roles of chieftaincy in the religious institutions, rituals and ideas among the Asante. -- David E. Skinner, Professor of History, African and Islamic Studies, Santa Clara U. (Series: Anthropology of Religion / Religionsethnologie - Vol. 2)

Telephone Conversations

Telephone Conversations Book
Author : Ivor Agyeman-Duah
Publisher : Ayebia Clarke Publishing
Release : 2019-09-11
ISBN : 0995757011
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Many world economies and cultures are in the throes of mergers into the dreamt global village. Technology with it’s many euphemisms such as: the “information super highway,” a “period of hyper-change,” “cyber universe,” “digital revolution and renaissance,” etc., are changing the lives of many. Africa, as the author of this book – an experienced and prolific development specialist explains, was only two decades ago classified as a backwater with the presumed characteristic failure of: unstable governance systems, antiquarian agricultural infrastructures, commodity virility for lack of value addition, and low export earnings. Now at the forefront with close to a billion mostly youthful labor and skills markets, its telecommunication networks and economies including start-up digital companies have gone global. From South Africa with the pessimism that greeted post-Apartheid period has come the multinational, Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) whose impact on all aspects of development in Africa, the Middle East and Asia is phenomenal. By 2018, MTN controlled a substantial share of the three hundred million market subscriptions in Sub Saharan Africa, the highest growth region in the world. In Ghana, which is the focus of this book, is about how the MTN Group at one time under the chairmanship of Cyril Ramaphosa, later President of South Africa, entered West Africa to lead the market in Ghana. With a largely homegrown skills bank, a new generation is using this technology to grow the country’s economic trajectory in the form of rural agriculture and coastal or blue economies. From cottage industries to mobile financial services and capital markets, the provision of African development via technology influenced solutions and apps to demonstrate how corporate philanthropy is built into venture enterprise.

Fires of Gold

Fires of Gold Book
Author : Lauren Coyle Rosen
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2020-04-21
ISBN : 0520974735
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Fires of Gold is a powerful ethnography of the often shrouded cultural, legal, political, and spiritual forces governing the gold mining industry in Ghana, one of Africa’s most celebrated democracies. Lauren Coyle Rosen argues that significant sources of power have arisen outside of the formal legal system to police, adjudicate, and navigate conflict in this theater of violence, destruction, and rebirth. These authorities, or shadow sovereigns, include the transnational mining company, collectivized artisanal miners, civil society advocacy groups, and significant religious figures and spiritual forces from African, Islamic, and Christian traditions. Often more salient than official bodies of government, the shadow sovereigns reveal a reconstitution of sovereign power—one that, in many ways, is generated by hidden dimensions of the legal system. Coyle Rosen also contends that spiritual forces are central in anchoring and animating shadow sovereigns as well as key forms of legal authority, economic value, and political contestation. This innovative book illuminates how the crucible of gold, itself governed by spirits, serves as a critical site for embodied struggles over the realignment of the classical philosophical triad: the city, the soul, and the sacred.

The Ghana Reader

The Ghana Reader Book
Author : Kwasi Konadu,Clifford C. Campbell
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN : 082237496X
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Covering 500 years of Ghana's history, The Ghana Reader provides a multitude of historical, political, and cultural perspectives on this iconic African nation. Whether discussing the Asante kingdom and the Gold Coast's importance to European commerce and transatlantic slaving, Ghana's brief period under British colonial rule, or the emergence of its modern democracy, the volume's eighty selections emphasize Ghana's enormous symbolic and pragmatic value to global relations. They also demonstrate that the path to fully understanding Ghana requires acknowledging its ethnic and cultural diversity and listening to its population's varied voices. Readers will encounter selections written by everyone from farmers, traders, and the clergy to intellectuals, politicians, musicians, and foreign travelers. With sources including historical documents, poems, treaties, articles, and fiction, The Ghana Reader conveys the multiple and intersecting histories of Ghana's development as a nation, its key contribution to the formation of the African diaspora, and its increasingly important role in the economy and politics of the twenty-first century.

Africa s Hidden Histories

Africa s Hidden Histories Book
Author : Karin Barber
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0253347297
File Size : 29,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De


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Colonial Africa saw an explosion of writing and printing, produced and circulated not only by highly educated and visible elites, but also by wage laborers, clerks, village headmasters, traders, and other obscure aspirants to elite status. The ability to read and write was considered essential for educated persons, and Africans from all walks of life strove to participate in the new literary culture. Karin Barber and an international group of Africanist scholars have uncovered a trove of personal diaries, letters, obituaries, pamphlets, and booklets stored away in tin-trunks, suitcases, and cabinets that reveal individuals involved in the new occupation of the colonial era--putting pen to paper. Africa's Hidden Histories taps into rare primary sources and considers the profusion of literary culture, the propensity to collect and archive text, and the significance attached to reading as a form of self-improvement. As it explores the innovative, intense, and sociable interest in reading and writing, this book opens new avenues for understanding a rich and hidden history of Africa's creative expression.

Labour Land and Capital in Ghana

Labour  Land  and Capital in Ghana Book
Author : Gareth Austin
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release : 2005
ISBN : 1580461611
File Size : 41,5 Mb
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An examination of the varied ways, outside and inside markets, in which Asante producers obtained labor, land and capital during the transformative era. This is a study of the changing rules and relationships within which natural, human and man-made resources were mobilized for production during the development of an agricultural export economy in Asante, a major West African kingdom which became, by 1945, the biggest regional contributor to Ghana's status as the world's largest cocoa producer. The period 1807-1956 as a whole was distinguished in Asante history by relatively favorable political conditions for indigenous as well as (during colonial rule) for foreign private enterprise. It saw generally increasing external demands for products that could be produced on Asante land. This book, which fills a major gap in Asante economic history, transcends the traditional divide between studies of precolonial and of twentieth-century African history. It analyses the interaction of coercion and the market in the context of a rich but fragile natural environment, the central process being a transition from slavery and debt-bondage to hired labor and agricultural indebtedness. It contributes to the broad debate about Africa's historic combination of emerging 'capitalist' institutions and persistent 'precapitalist' ones, and tests the major theories of the political economy of institutional change. It is written accessibly for an interdisciplinary readership. Gareth Austin is a lecturer in Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Joint Editor of the 'Journal of African History'.

Perspectives on African Witchcraft

Perspectives on African Witchcraft Book
Author : Mariano Pavanello
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2016-12-08
ISBN : 1315439913
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Ethiopian and Eritrean Pentecostalism and the Habesha church in Rome -- Breaking with the past, healing history -- Conclusion -- References -- 7 "I went out into the street ... and now I am fighting for my life.": Street children, witchcraft accusations, and the collapse of the household in Bangui (Central African Republic) -- A history of oppression and dispossession -- The streets of Bangui -- Witchcraft violence:Children, adults and religious leaders in the streets of Bangui -- Etiological crisis and the collapse of the household -- Conclusion: The dialectic of enclosure and freedom -- References -- 8 Fields of experience: In between healing and harming. On conversation between Dogon healers and sorcerers -- Healing powers, sacrifice and sorcery on the Dogon plateau -- Archives of disorder, secret and rebellion -- To accuse, to heal, to envision -- Epistemological debris and 'hierarchies of credibility'. Conclusions -- References -- Index

Our Own Way in This Part of the World

Our Own Way in This Part of the World Book
Author : Kwasi Konadu
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2019-04-15
ISBN : 1478005637
File Size : 20,9 Mb
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Kofi Dᴐnkᴐ was a blacksmith and farmer, as well as an important healer, intellectual, spiritual leader, settler of disputes, and custodian of shared values for his Ghanaian community. In Our Own Way in This Part of the World Kwasi Konadu centers Dᴐnkᴐ's life story and experiences in a communography of Dᴐnkᴐ's community and nation from the late nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth, which were shaped by historical forces from colonial Ghana's cocoa boom to decolonization and political and religious parochialism. Although Dᴐnkᴐ touched the lives of thousands of citizens and patients, neither he nor they appear in national or international archives covering the region. Yet his memory persists in his intellectual and healing legacy, and the story of his community offers a non-national, decolonized example of social organization structured around spiritual forces that serves as a powerful reminder of the importance for scholars to take their cues from the lived experiences and ideas of the people they study.

Many Black Women of this Fortress

Many Black Women of this Fortress Book
Author : Kwasi Konadu
Publisher : Hurst Publishers
Release : 2022-07-28
ISBN : 1787388883
File Size : 33,6 Mb
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This book presents rare evidence about the lives of three African women in the sixteenth century—the very period from which we can trace the origins of global empires, slavery, capitalism, modern religious dogma and anti-Black violence. These features of today’s world took shape as Portugal built a global empire on African gold and bodies. Forced labour was essential to the world economy of the Atlantic basin, and afflicted many African women and girls who were enslaved and manumitted, baptised and unconvinced. While some women liaised with European and mixed-race men along the West African coast, others, ordinary yet bold, pushed back against new forms of captivity, racial capitalism, religious orthodoxy and sexual violence, as if they were already self-governing. Many Black Women of this Fortress lays bare the insurgent ideas and actions of Graça, Mónica and Adwoa, charting how they advocated for themselves and exercised spiritual and female power. Theirs is a collective story, written from obscurity; from the forgotten and overlooked colonial records. By drawing attention to their lives, we dare to grasp the complexities of modernity’s gestation.

Asian and African Studies

Asian and African Studies Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Download Asian and African Studies book written by and published by with total hardcover pages 242 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Changing Worlds of Atlantic Africa

The Changing Worlds of Atlantic Africa Book
Author : Toyin Falola,Matt D. Childs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
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Robin Law represents the best of the generation that emerged during one of the most eventful and exciting periods in African history and historiography. This book offers an assessment of his scholarship, most notably as an historian of Africa, through explorations of his work in pre-colonial West African history, his methodological approaches to African history; his scholarship on transatlantic slavery in particular; and his work on diasporic topics and the study of changing identities produced by Atlantic slavery. The book supplies an ongoing dialogue with the "waves" of scholarship stimulated by the work of Robin Law by a remarkable cast of scholars who occupy the leading roles in their areas of specialization.