Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers: History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers: History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars has been shaped by the prejudices of colonial anthropology, the needs of British indirect rule, and local political agency.… (more)

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Publisher: University of Virginia Press (March 06, 2013)

Parent ISBN: 9780813933863

Page count: 248 pages

Language: English


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