The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana

3.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780299137649: The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The university of wisconsin press

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jean Marie Allman is assistant professor of history at the University of Missouri.

Review:

“Allman’s work far transcends other published efforts to comprehend the NLM.  Not only does she provide a broader, more compelling historical perspective on the origins and nature of the movement, her richly detailed narrative simply has no equal in any of the existing scholarly accounts of Ghana’s march to independence, especially in the way it moves the focus beyond the political elite and onto popular mobilization and consciousness.”—Larry Yarak, Texas A&M University 



“As a microcosm of a larger state of affairs (that is, the political process almost anywhere) this study will be of interest not only to Ghanaianists or even to Africanists, but to others interested in Third World politics (and even, without too much imagination, those interested in First World politics).”—David Henige, University of Wisconsin–Madison

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780299137601: The Quills of the Porcupine: Asante Nationalism in an Emergent Ghana

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0299137600 ISBN 13:  9780299137601
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, 1993
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Allman, Jean Marie
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Poverty Hill Books
(Mt. Prospect, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. BRAND NEW, Perfect Shape, No Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Seller Inventory # 9049004

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jean Marie Allman
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0299137643

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Allman, Jean Marie
Published by Univ Wisconsin
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Wisconsin. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2694794

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Allman, Jean Marie
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780299137649

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.56
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jean Marie Allman
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0299137643

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jean Marie Allman
Published by University of Wisconsin Press, United States (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, United States, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English. Brand new Book. Bearing the historic symbol of the Asante nation, the porcupine, the National Liberation Movement (NLM) stormed onto the Gold Coast's political stage in 1954, mounting one of the first and most significant campaigns to decentralize political power in decolonizing Africa. Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast) was the first colony in sub-Saharan Africa to secure political independence from Britain. The struggle for full self-government was led by Kwame Nkrumah, the leading advocate of African nationalism and Pan-African unity in the post-World War II era. The NLM threatened the stability of Nkrumah's preindependence government and destroyed prospects for a smooth transition to full self-rule. Though NLM demands for Asante autonomy mobilized thousands of members, marchers, and voters, the NLM was unable to forestall plans for a unitary government in a new nation. Under Nkrumah, Ghana became independent in 1957. Marginalized politically by 1958, the NLM has at times been marginalized by scholars as well. Cast into the shadows of academic inquiry where history's losers often dwell, the NLM came to be characterized as a tribalist ghost of the past whose foreordained defeat was worthy of some attention, but whose spectacular rise was not. Today, when it is far harder to dismiss decentralizing movements and alternative nationalisms as things of the past, Jean Marie Allman's brilliant The Quills of the Porcupine recovers the history of the NLM as a popular movement whose achievements and defeats were rooted in Asante's history and in the social conflicts of the period. Allman draws skillfully on her extensive interviews with NLM activists, on a variety of published and archival sources in Ghana, and on British colonial records-many of them recently declassified-to provide rich narrative detail. Sophisticated in its analysis of the NLM's ideology and of the appeals of the movement to various strata within Asante society, The Quills of the Porcupine is a pioneering case study in the social history of African politics. An exciting story firmly situated within the context of the large theoretical and historical literature on class, ethnicity, and nationalism, its significance reaches far past the borders of Asante, and of Ghana. Seller Inventory # TNP9780299137649

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

ALLMAN
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780299137649 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01170708

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.49
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jean Marie Allman
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0299137643

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 99.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jean Marie Allman
Published by University of Wisconsin Press (1993)
ISBN 10: 0299137643 ISBN 13: 9780299137649
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Wisconsin Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0299137643n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 106.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds