Ethnicity in Ghana: The Limits of Invention

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This collection, which arises out of a conference at the Centre for African Studies, Edinburgh University in May 1995, addresses the neglected theme of ethnicity in Ghanaian history, society and politics. The papers qualify the notion that ethnicity was purely a colonial 'invention' by demonstrating the ways in which the boundaries of 'we-groups' have mutated from pre-colonial times onwards. The collection also considers the particular manner in which the national question is posed today in terms of language policy and conflicts over land and chieftaincy.

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CAROLA LENTZ is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. She is the author of Die Konstruktion von Ethnizitat: Eine politische Gerchichte Nord-West Ghanas, 1870-1990 and many related articles. Her current research focuses on the dynamics of settlement histories in northwestern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso. PAUL NUGENT is Senior Lecturer in African History at the University of Edinburgh and research associate of the Department of Political Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is the author of Big Men, Small Boys: Power, Ideology and the Burden of History and the co-editor (with A.I. Asiwaju) of African Boundaries: Barriers, Conduits and Opportunities. He is currently writing a history of the Ghana-Togo border since 1914.

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