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‘The Time When Politics Came’: Party Politics and Local Conflict

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

In January 1955, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah visited the Lawra District. Shortly after this visit, the already problematic relations between the Nandom Naa and the Lambussie Kuoro, as well as those ... More


The Lawra Confederacy Native Authority

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

The tribes in North-Western Ghana, as defined by Britain, never developed into political communities, and all attempts to make chiefdoms and ‘tribes’ coincide had failed. The native states were not ... More


Labour Migration, Home-Ties and Ethnicity

Lentz Carola

in Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

For Britain, ‘nakedness’ was an indicator of native primitiveness; and if, as was almost always the case, men carried bows and arrows, it was a sign of dangerous aggressiveness. By as early as the ... More


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