Stock Image

Watch and Pray: A Portrait of Fante Village Life in Transition (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)


10 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0155059335 / ISBN 13: 9780155059337
Published by Wadsworth Publishing, 2001
Used Condition: Used: Good Soft cover
From Ergodebooks (RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 31, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 15.13 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Bookseller Inventory # SONG0155059335

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Watch and Pray: A Portrait of Fante Village ...

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Used: Good

About this title


The matrilineal Fante are members of one of the most populous ethnic groups in Ghana, the Akan. They are the dominant group in the Cape Coast area and have a long history in the region. They are Fanti speakers, but also speak the national language, which is English. This case study provides an intimate look at the Fante, who now reside in towns and villages, are predominantly Christian and earn their living primarily as traders, farmers and fishing people, but are found in all walks of life including: government officials, teachers, University professors, lawyers and doctors. The people of Akotokiyr and Abaasa and Nim want readers to know about their villages and the people associated with them because they represent a spirit and a tradition and a collaborative lifestyle that are rapidly changing. The book makes it possible for readers to become participants in the scene-be it in a home, a "palace" of a chief, a church, in the market place, or in the author's own home-where they can see firsthand the ways in which the new is being incorporated into the old. As the Series Editor says, "the blazing sun, the airless rooms with concrete block walls with roofs of sheet iron, the dust, flies, rough streets, the verdant forest, the streams the open, running sewers, all become habitats of our minds as we read of the author's interactions with people in the small villages where she is living and working."


1.Our Story: If all the people were to carry the heavens, no one would become humpbacked: An Introduction. 2. If you get your bundle ready, you will be helped to carry it: Community, Economy, Work. 3. When a chief has plenty of milk it is the people who drink: Becoming Queen Mother. 4. The poor kinsman does not lack a resting place: Kinship, Marriage, Family, Clan. 5. Nothing is as painful as when one dies without leaving a child behind: Children. 6. All human beings are children of God: Religion. 7. A person cutting a path does not know that the part that has been cleared behind him is crooked: Change. Bibliograpy. Glossary. Index.

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

Store Description

Welcome to Our AbeBooks Store for books. I've been selling books for long and have achieved more than 99% positive feedback on eBay and I always strive to achieve best customer satisfaction and have always described book accurately. I got lot of Out of Print and Rare books in my store and still adding lot of books. I will ship book within 24 hours of confirmed payment

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

100 % Customer Satisfaction is our Goal. Please contact me if you are not
satisfied with your order in any manner. I always list book by ISBN # only and
buyer is assured of correct edition, correct author and correct format of book.
will do my best to address your concerns including 100% refund of your money.

Name of your business and form of legal entity: Ami Ventures Inc.S-Corp. USA
your business address: 25547 Canyon Crossing Dr. Richmond TX 77406 USA
email address and phone or fax number: ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1 business days. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express