Making the Town
Title Details

304 Pages

22.7 x 14.2 cm

24 b/w, 5 line illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

Making the Town

Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Ghana

by John Parker

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A social history of a West African urban community during colonialism.

The focus is centered on town politics and the ways in which the Ga political action shaped Accra's transition from pre-colonial city-state to colonial port city.

North America: Heinemann
"... an outstanding piece of scholarship, constructed with the art of a storyteller, its complex and many-layered text weaving together changing Ga values, institutions and perception within the context of the colonial city of Accra... . Scholars of early colonial Africa and the period of transition to colonial rule, as well as those interested in the processes of urbanisation and cultural innovation, will find this a worthy addition to the library, as will any historian or social scientist who likes a well crafted and erudite text. The complexities of Ga socio-polity are intimidating, but Parker does fashion his tale into a good read. I warmly recommend it." D. Dorward, ARAS

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9780852556436

January 2001

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Title Details

304 Pages

2.27 x 1.42 cm

24 b/w, 5 line illus.

Series: Social History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey