Ghana Studies JOURNAL

Ghana Studies is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal of scholarly work on Ghana–the country and its people. Past issues have included contributions from disciplines including African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Communication, English, Film and Media Studies, Gender and Sexualities Studies, History, Legal Studies, Performance Studies, Political Science, and Sociology.

Ghana Studies is published annually by the University of Wisconsin Press.

The Editors

Ghana Studies is edited by Jeffrey Ahlman (Smith College) and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai (University of Ghana).  Read the profiles of our editors here.

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is made up of eminent scholars of Ghana Studies.


Full texts of articles in Ghana Studies volumes 17 (2014) to 22 (2019) are available for download on the Project Muse website. Archived copies of articles in volumes 3 (2000) and 7 (2004)  are also online, with more early volumes being digitized.

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Table of Contents

VOLUME 22 (2019)

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VOLUME 21 (2018)

 20th anniversary special issue

see table of contents on Project Muse

VOLUME 20 (2017)

Special issue in honor of John Collins

see table of contents on Project Muse

VOLUME 19 (2016)

Akosua Darkwah and Sean Hanretta, Editors’ Note, pp. 1

Vivian DZOKOTO, Rebecca ASANTE and John K. AGGREY, Money That Isn’t’: A Qualitative Examination of the Adoption of the 1 Pesewa Coin and Biometric Payment in Ghana, pp. 3-34

Special Section:  Aging in Ghana—Addressing the Multifacted Needs of Older Ghanaians
Guest Editors: Ama de Graft Aikins and Nana Araba Apt

Ama de-GRAFT AIKINS and Nana Araba APT, Aging in Ghana: Setting Priorities for Research, Intervention and Policy, pp. 35-45

Cati COE, Not a Nurse, Not a House Help: The New Occupation of Elder Carer in Urban Ghana, pp. 46-72

Deborah ATOBRAH, Elderly Women, Community Participation and Family Care in Ghana: Lessons from HIV Response and AIDS Orphan Care in Manya Krobo, pp. 73-94.

Paul K. AYEMOR, Health and Well-Being of Older Adults in Ghana: Social Support, Gender and Ethnicity, pp. 95-129

George DOMFE and Ellen BORTEI-DOKU ARYEETEY, Household Composition and Well-Being of Older Persons, pp. 130-153

Seidu ALIDU, Ernestina DANKYI and Antoinette TSIBOE-DARKO, Aging Policies in Ghana: A Review of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty and the National Health Insurance Scheme, pp. 154-172

Ama de-Graft AIKINS, Mawuli KUSHITOR, Olutobi SANUADE, Samuel DAKEY, Delali DOVIE and Joana KWABENA-ADADE, Research on Aging in Ghana from the 1950s to 2016: A Bibliography and Commentary, pp. 173-189

Sjaar van der GEEST, Studying Older People in Ghana: Closing Reflections, pp. 190-201

Book Review

Kwame ESSIEN, House of Slaves and ‘Door of No Return’: Gold Coast/Ghana Slave Forts, Castles & Dungeons and the Atlantic Slave Trade by Edmund Abaka (Book Review), pp. 203-205.

Jane PLASTOW, Staging Ghana: Artistry and Nationalism in State Dance Ensembles by Paul Schauert (Book Review), pp. 203-205.

Notes on Contributors, pp. 209-210.


VOLUME 18 (2015)

Akosua DARKWAH and Sean HANRETTA, Note from the Editors, p. 1

Philip Atsu AFEADIE, Fort Prindzenstein: A Monument in the Identity of Keta-Someawo, pp. 3-22

Akosua Dzifa EGHAN, I Am a Good Mother: Becoming an Adolescent Mother in Ghana, pp. 23-47

Michael Perry Kweku OKYEREFO, I Am Austro-Ghanaian: Citizenship and Belonging of Ghanaians in Austria, pp. 48-67

Africanus L. DIEDONG and Lawrence NAAIKUR, Who is the “Community” in Community Radio? A Case Study of Radio Progress in the Upper West Region, Ghana, pp. 68-89

Alessandra BRIVIO, “Fetishism” in the Gold Coast: Wade Harris and Anti-Witchcraft Movements, pp. 90-120

Ishaq Akmey ALHASSAN, Our Resource, Others’ Wealth: The Origins of Legalized Discrimination against Local Goldsmiths in Ghana, pp. 121-135

Marcus D. WATSON and Gilbert AMBABA, Hidden Violence of Postcolonial Africa: A Communicative Ecology of Ghana’s Upper East Region, pp. 136-161

Tom McCASKIE, The Enduring Patriliny in Asante History: A Note and Document on Ntoro, pp. 162-173

Reflections in Honor of Ivor Wilks

Jean ALLMAN, The History Legacy of Ivor Wilks, pp. 174-176

David OWUSU-ANSAH, Off to Northern Ghana in the Morning: Ramifications of a Tip, pp. 177-182

Akosua Adomako AMPOFO, In Memory of Professor Ivor Wilks, pp. 183-186

Ivor AGYEMAN-DUAH, Ivor Wilks: The British Africanist, pp. 187-188

Tom McCASKIE, Ivor Wilks (1928-2014), pp. 189-192

Benjamin TALTON, The Northern Factor in Ghana History, pp. 193-195

Book Review

John Kwadwo OSEI-TUTU, The Politics of Chieftaincy Authority and Property in Colonial Ghana, 1920-1950 by Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch (Book Review), pp. 197-199

Notes on Contributors, p. 201



VOLUME 17 (2014)

Akosua DARWAH and Sean HANRETTA, Editors’ Note, pp.1

Special Issue (Proceedings of Ghana Studies Association Conference)
Guest Editor: Benjamin Talton

Benjamin TALTON, Special Issue Editors’ Note, pp. 3-5

Samuel AMOAKO, Black Board Struggles: Teacher Unionism under the ‘Democratic’ Rawlings Regime 1992-2000, pp. 7-38

Prince Osei-Wusu ADJEI, Peter Ohene KYEI and Kwadwo AFRIYIE, Global Economic Crisis and Socio-Economic Vulnerability: Historical Experience and Lessons from the ‘Lost Decade’ for Africa in the 1980s, pp. 39-61

Kwame ESSIEN, (In)Visible Diasporan Returnee Communities: Silences and Challenges in Studying Trans-Atlantic History in Ghana, pp. 63-99

Florian CARL, The Ritualization of the Self in Ghanaian Gospel Music, pp. 101-129

Albert A. ARHIN, Protecting the Environment for the Present and Future Generations: REDD+ and the Reversal of Deforestation in Ghana, pp. 131-156

Felix Y.T. LONGI, The Kusasi-Mamprusi Conflict in Bawku: A Legacy of ‘British Colonial Policy in Northern Ghana, pp. 157-176

Guilia CASENTINI, Different Ideas of Borders and Border Construction in Northern Ghana: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives, pp. 177-202

Esperanza BRIZUELA-GARCIA, Cosmopolitanism: Why Nineteenth Century Gold Coast Thinkers Matter in the Twenty-First Century, pp. 203-221

Perluigi VALSECCHI, Free People, Slaves and Pawns in the Western Gold Coast: The Demography of Dependency in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Archival Source, pp. 223-246

Book Review

Dennis LAUMANN, Hindu Gods in West Africa: Ghanaian Devotees of Shiva and Krishna by Albert Kafui Wuaku (Book Review), pp 247-249.

Notes on Contributors pp. 251-252.


VOLUME 15/16 (2012/2013)

Akosua Adomako AMPOFO and Stephan F. MIESCHER, Editor’s note, pp. 1-5.

Special Issue: Health and Health Care in Ghana
Guest Editors: Sjaar van der Geest and Kristine Krause

Sjaar van der GEEST and Kristine KRAUSE, Introduction: Studying Health and Health Care in Ghana, pp. 7-39

Albert K. AWEDOBA and Aaron R. DENHAM, The Perception of Abnormality in Kasena And Nankani Infants: Clarifying Infanticide in Northern Ghana, pp. 41-67

Deborah ATOBRAH, Caring for The Seriously Sick in A Ghanaian Society: Glimpses from The Past, pp. 69-101

Ursula M. READ, ‘No Matter How the Child Is, She Is Hers’: Practical Kinship in The Care of Mental Illness in Kintampo, Ghana, pp. 103-133

Fidelia OHEMENG, HIV Disclosure in Ghana: The Underlying Gender Dimension to Trust and Caregiving, pp. 135-157

Perpetual CRENTSIL, Mobile Technology and HIV/AIDS in Ghana, pp. 159-193

Jonathan Mensah DAPAAH and Eileen MOYER, Dilemmas of Patient Expertise: People Living with HIV As Peer Educators in A Ghanaian Hospital, pp. 195-221

Kristine KRAUSE, Pharmaceutical Potentials: Praying Over Medicines in Pentecostal Healing, pp. 223-250

Benjamin N. LAWRANCE, Humanitarian Claims and Expert Testimonies: Contestations Over Health Care for Ghanaian Migrants in The United Kingdom, pp. 251-286

Pascal SCHMID, Mission Medicine in A Decolonizing Health Care System: Agogo Hospital, Ghana, 1945-1980, pp. 287-329

Lane CLARK, Nancy Rose HUNT and Takyiwaa MANUH, Accra’s Women on Screen, 2001: A Documentary Pair About Body, Risks, Tonics and Health, pp. 331-335

Jeffrey S. AHLMAN, Managing the Pan-African Workplance: Discipline, Ideology, And the Cultural Politics of The Ghanaian Bureau of African Affairs, pp. 337-371

Paul SSCHAUERT, Staging Unity, Performing Subjectivities: Nkrumah, Nation-Building, And the Ghana Dance Ensemble, pp. 373-412

Jo Ellen FAIR, Discourses of Love and Newspapers Advice Columns in Ghana, pp. 413-465

David Peterson del MAR, New Wine in Old Wineskins: The Conservative Tradition in Ghana’s Historical Surveys, pp. 467-495

Cati COE, Chrisitne OPPONG, Delali M. BADASU and Kari WAERNESS, Eds., Child Care in A Globalizing World Perspectives from Ghana, pp. 497-499

Notes on Contributors pp. 501-503


VOLUME 14 (2011)

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO and Stephan F. MIESCHER, Editors’ Note, pp. 1-9

History Mariano PAVANELLO, Reconsidering Ivor Wilks’s ‘Big Bang’ Theory of Akan History, pp. 11-52

Wyatt MACGAFFEY, Tamale: Election 2008, Violence, and Unemployment, pp. 53-80

Richard ASANTE, Ethnicity, Religion, and Conflict in Ghana: The Roots of Ga Nativism, pp. 81-131. Ernestina Korleki DANKYI, Growing Up in a Transnational Household: A Study of Children of International Migrants in Accra, Ghana, pp. 133-161

Peace Mamle TETTEH, Child Domestic Labor in Accra: Opportunity and Empowerment or Perpetuation of Gender Inequality? pp. 163-189

Josephine BEOKU-BETTS, Neo-Liberal Economic Restructuring of Public Universities in Ghana: Effects and Challenges for Academic Women Scientists, pp. 191-221

Serena Owusua DANKWA, ‘The One Who First Says I Love You’: Same-Sex Love and Female Masculinity in Postcolonial Ghana, pp. 223-264

William BANKS, ‘This Thing is Sweet’: Nteteε and the Reconfiguration of Sexual Subjectivity in Post-Colonial Ghana, pp. 265-290

Notes on Contributors, p. 291


VOLUME 12-13 (2009-2010)

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO and Stephan F. MIESCHER, Editors’ Note, p. 1

Special Issue: Revisiting Modernization
Guest Editors:
Peter J. Bloom, Takyiwaa Manuh, and Stephan F. Miescher

Peter J. BLOOM, Takyiwaa MANUH, and Stephan F. MIESCHER, Introduction: Revisiting Modernization in Ghana, pp. 3-14

Stephan F. MIESCHER and Dzodzi TSIKATA, Hydro-Power and the Promise of Modernity and Development in Ghana: Comparing the Akosombo and Bui Dam Projects, pp. 15-53

John H. HANSON, Modernity, Religion and Development in Ghana: The Example of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, pp. 55-75

Anne HUGON, Maternity and Modernity in the Gold Coast, 1920s-1950s, pp. 77-95

Gracia CLARK, Consulting Elderly Kumasi Market Women about Modernization, pp. 97-119

Peter J. BLOOM and Kate SKINNER, Modernity and Danger: The Boy Kumasenu and the Work of the Gold Coast Film Unit, pp. 121-153

Kevin D. DUMOUCHELLE, Traditions of Modernity: Currents in Architectural Expression in Kumasi, pp. 155-188

David Afriyie DONKOR, Gyamfi’s Golden Soap: Commodity Marketing, Reform Legitimation, and the Performance of Cultural Authenticity in Ghana’s Popular Theatre, pp. 189-216

Esi SUTHERLAND-ADDY, The Funeral as a Site for Choreographing Modern Identities in Contemporary Ghana, pp. 217-248

Sheron WRAY, Misnomer: Reflections on a Dance Performance, pp. 249-262

Bernard AKOI-JACKSON and R. Lane CLARK, ‘Still 2 Trouble(s) One God’: Art Exhibition at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, pp. 263-271

Yaba BADOE, The Revisiting Modernization Short Story Competition, pp. 273-275

Tsiate TOTIMEH, Time Bomb, pp. 277-283

Victoria Amma Agyeiwaah MOFFATT, There are Always Two Sides to Every Story, pp. 285-292

Benjamin KENT, Dim Dim, Tim Tim, pp. 293-298

Participants in the Revisiting Modernization Conference, University of Ghana, July 2009, pp. 299-301

Notes on Contributors, pp. 303-304


VOLUME 11 (2008)

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO and Stephan F. MIESCHER, Editors’ Note, pp. 1-5.

Giancarlo PICHILLO, The Historical and Political Legacies of the Transformations of the (Dutch) Sekondi Socio-Economic Landscape during the Early Twentieth Century, pp. 7-45

Carola LENTZ, Hard Work, Determination, and Luck: Biographical Narratives of a Northern Ghanaian Elite, pp. 47-76

Michael Perry Kweku OKYEREFO, Ausländer: Pentecostalism as Social Capital Network for Ghanaians in Vienna, pp. 77-103

Alexander K. D. FREMPONG, Reflections on By-Elections in the Fourth Republic of Ghana, pp. 105-137

Nana Akua ANYIDOHO and Kofi Takyi ASANTE, Truly National? Social Exclusion and the Ghana@50 Celebrations, pp. 139-173

Kwame Amoah LABI, The “Commercial” and “Museum” Life of Some Akan Brass Works, pp. 175-216

Bianca MURILLO, Review Essay: Situating Histories of Consumption and Consumers in Ghana, pp. 217-230

Notes on Contributors, p. 231


VOLUME 10 (2007)

Lynne BRYDON & Takyiwaa MANUH, Editors’ Note, p. 1-8.

John COLLINS, Popular Performance and Culture in Ghana: The Past 50 Years, pp. 9-64.

Sjaak VAN DER GEEST, Fifty Years in Kwahu-Tafo: Memories and Reflections of an Anthropologist, pp. 65-88.

Audrey GADZEKPO, Fifty Years of the Media’s Struggle for Democracy in Ghana: Legacies and Encumbrances, pp. 89-106.

Emmanuel GYIMAH-BOADI, Politics in Ghana Since 1957: The Quest for Freedom, National Unity, and Prosperity, pp. 107-144.

C. MCCASKIE, Asante History: A Personal History of Forty Years, pp. 145-162.

Dzodzi TSIKATA, Women in Ghana at 50: Still Struggling to Achieve Full Citizenship? pp. 163-206.

Notes on Contributors, p. 207.


VOLUME 9 (2006)

Lynne BRYDON & Takyiwaa MANUH, Editors’ Note, pp. 1-3.

Larry W. YARAK, The Dutch Gold-Mining Effort in Ahanta, 1841-9, pp. 5-23.

Sara BERRY, ‘Natives’ and ‘Strangers’ on the Outskirts of Kumasi, pp. 25-59.

Isidore LOBNIBE, Legitimating a Contested Boundary: Northern Ghanaian Immigrants and the Historicity of Land Conflict in Ahyiayem, Brong Ahafo, pp. 61-90.

Karen LAUTERBACH, Wealth and Worth: Pastorship and Neo-Pentecostalism in Kumasi, pp. 91-121.

Akosua K. DARKWAH & Alexina ARTHUR, (A)sexualizing Ghanaian Youth? A Case Study of Virgin Clubs in Accra and Kumasi, pp. 123-49.

Agnes Atia APUSIGAH, Transcending Gendered Economics: Grassroots Women’s Agency in the Informal Sector of the Ghanaian Economy, pp. 151-76.

Holger WEISS, The Making of an African Bolshevik: Bankole Awooner Renner in Moscow, 1925-1928, pp. 177-220.

Notes on Contributors, p. 221.


VOLUME 8 (2005)

Takyiwaa MANUH & Lynne BRYDON, Editors’ Note, p. 1.

Leo BARRINGTON, Education, Literacy, Training, and Propaganda in a Ghanaian Border Town, pp. 3-38.

BOACHIE-ANSAH, Excavations at Techiman, Brong-Ahafo, pp. 39-102.

Richard GLOTZER and Lila ENGBERG, Teacher Trainees in Ghana in the early 1960s: Women and the Teaching of Home Science, pp. 103-126.

Emmanuel LARYEA and Kwamena KWANSAH-AIDOO, Going, Going, Gone! Implications of the Repeal of Criminal Libel and Sedition Laws in Ghana, pp. 127-168.

Brigid M. SACKEY, Charismatism, Women, and Testimonies: Religion and Popular Culture in Ghana, pp. 169-196.


VOLUME 7 (2004)

Takyiwaa MANUH & Lynne BRYDON, Editors’ Note, p. 1.

Ray SILVERMAN, Guest Editor’s Introduction, pp. 2-9.

Wyatt MACGAFFEY, Earth Shrines and the Politics of Memory in Dagbon, pp. 11-24.

Emmanuel AKYEAMPONG, Memories of Place and Belonging: Identity, Citizenship, and the Lebanese in Ghana, pp. 25-42.

Anne HUGON, Korle Bu and the Midwives Hostel as a Site of memory for Ghanaian Pupil Midwives, 1930s-1950s, pp. 43-58.

Brempong OSEI-TUTU, ‘Slave Castles’ and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Ghanaian and African American Perspectives, pp. 59-78.

Christine Mullen KREAMER, The Politics of Memory: Ghana’s Cape Coast Castle Exhibition ‘Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade’, pp. 79-91.

Sue BENSON & T.C. MCCASKIE, Asen Praso in History and Memory, pp. 93-113.

Osei-Mensah ABORAMPAH, Encyclopedia of the Dead: Transgenerational Memories and Cultural Transmission Among the Akan of Ghana, pp.115-135.

Mansah PRAH, ‘In Blessed Memory’: (Re)presentations of the Lives of the Departed in Ghanaian Funeral Programs, pp. 137-48.


VOLUME 6 (2003)

Takyiwaa MANUH and Lynne BRYDON, Editorial, pp. 1-3.

Holger WEISS, Crop Failures, Food Shortages and Colonial Famine Relief Policies in the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast, pp. 5-58.

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, The Sex Trade, Globalization and Issues of Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa, pp. 59-90.

Takyiwaa MANUH, Ghanaian Migrants in Toronto, Canada: Care of Kin and Gender Relations, pp. 91-107.

Susan BENSON, connecting with the Past, Building the Future: African Americans and Chieftaincy in Southern Ghana, pp. 109-133.

Jennifer HASTY, ‘Forget the Past or Go Back to the Slave Trade’: Trans-Africanism and Popular History in Postcolonial Ghana, pp. 135-161.

Trevor GETZ, Re-evaluating the ‘Colonization’ of Akyem Abuakwa: Amoako Atta, the Basel Mission, and the Gold Coast Courts, 1867-1887, pp. 163-180.


VOLUME 5 (2002)

Larry W. YARAK, Editor’s Introduction, pp. 1-2.

Special Section: Teaching and Learning in Ghana
Guest Editor: Akosua Adomako Ampofo.

Guest Editor: Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, Introduction: Teaching and Learning in Ghana—Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, pp. 3-20.

Francis AGBODEKA, Education in Ghana: Yesterday and Today, pp. 21-42.

Kwasi ANSU-KYEREMEH, Mass Education and Communication in Ghana: A Globalization Perspective, pp. 43-59.

David OWUSU-ANSAH, History of Islamic Education in Ghana: An Overview, pp. 61-81.

Mansah PRAH, Gender Issues in Ghanaian Tertiary Institutions: Women Academics and Administrators at Cape Coast University, pp. 83-122.

Akosua ADOMAKO AMPOFO, Does Women’s Education Matter in Childbearing Decision Making? A Case Study from Urban Ghana, pp. 123-157.

Other Articles

Arhin BREMPONG and Mariano PAVANELLO, The Bureaucratization of Traditional Authority under Colonial Rule: The Asante Stool Treasuries, 1927-1944, pp. 159-175.

Gérard CHOUIN, Sacred Groves as Historical and Archaeological Markers in Southern Ghana, pp. 177-196.

David DORWARD, ‘Nigger Driver Brothers’: Australian Colonial Racism in the Early Gold Coast Mining Industry, pp. 197-214.

Ivor WILKS, ‘Mallams Do Not Fight with the Heathen’: A Note on Suwarian Attitudes to Jihad, pp. 215-230.

Sjaak VAN DER GEEST, The Performativity of Akan Libations: A Comment, pp. 231-232.


VOLUME 4 (2001)

Larry W. YARAK, Editor’s Introduction, pp. 1-2.

Special Section: Moral Discourses and Public Spaces in the Fourth Republic
Guest Editors: Birgit Meyer and Paul Nugent

Birgit MEYER and Paul NUGENT, Moral Discourses and Public Spaces in the Fourth Republic, pp. 3-5.

Akosua K. DARKWAH, Aid or Hindrance? Faith Gospel Theology and Ghana’s Incorporation into the Global Economy, pp. 7-29.

Rijk VAN DIJK, Contesting Silence: The Ban on Drumming and the Musical Politics of Pentecostalism in Ghana, pp. 31-64.

Birgit MEYER, Money, Power and Morality: Popular Ghanaian Cinema in the Fourth Republic, pp. 65-84.

Paul NUGENT, The Things That Money Can Buy: Chieftaincy, the Media and the 1996 Elections in Hohoe-North Constituency, pp. 85-106.

Other Articles

Joseph K. Adjaye, The Performativity of Akan Libations: An Ethnopoetic Construction of Reality, pp. 107-38.

Stefano BONI, A Precolonial, Political History of the Sefwi Wiawso Oman, pp. 139-68.

Kwamena KWANSAH-AIDOO, Interpersonal Networks and the Dissemination of the Mass Media’s Environmental Agenda in Ghana, pp. 169-97.


VOLUME 3 (2000)

Special Issue in Commemoration of the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900
Guest Editor: Emmanuel Akyeampong

Larry W. YARAK, Editor’s Introduction, p. 1.

Emmanuel AKYEAMPONG, Asante at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, pp. 3-12.

Ivor WILKS, Asante at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Setting the Record Straight, pp. 13-59.

C. MCCASKIE, The Golden Stool at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Setting the Record Straight, pp. 61-96.

Nana ARHIN BREMPONG, The Role of Nana Yaa Asantewaa in the 1900 Asante War of Resistance, pp. 97-110.

Adu BOAHEN, Yaa Asantewaa in the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900: Military Leader or Symbolic Head? pp. 111-135.

Pashington OBENG, Yaa Asantewaa’s War of Independence: Honoring and Ratifying an Historic Pledge, pp. 137-152.

Lynda DAY, Long Live the Queen! The Yaa Asantewaa Centenary and the Politics of History, pp. 153-166.


VOLUME 2 (1999)

Larry W. YARAK, Editor’s Introduction, pp. 1-3.

Special Section: Contemporary Ghanaian Migration
Guest Editor Takyiwaa Manuh.

Takyiwaa MANUH, Introduction:Contemporary Ghanaian Migration, pp. 5-11.

Kwadwo Konadu-Agyemang, Travel Patterns and Coping Strategies of Ghanaian Migrants in Toronto, pp. 13-34.

Baffour TAKYI, The African Diaspora: A Socio-Demographic Portrait of the Ghanaian Migrant Community in the United States of America, pp. 35-56.

Stephan F. MIESCHER and Leslie ASHBAUGH, Been-To Visions: Transnational Linkages Among a Ghanaian Dispersed Community in the Twentieth Century, pp. 57-76.

Takyiwaa MANUH, ‘This Place is Not Ghana’: Gender and Rights Discourse Among Ghanaian Men and Women in Toronto, pp. 77-95.

Other Articles

Trevor, GETZ, A ‘Somewhat Firm Policy’: The Role of the Gold Coast Judiciary in Implementing Slave Emancipation, 1874-1900, pp. 97-117.

Carola LENTZ, Colonial Ethnography and Political Reform: The Works of A. C. Duncan-Johnstone, R. S. Rattray, J. Eyre-Smith, and J. Guinness on Northern Ghana, pp. 119-169.

  1. C. MCCASKIE, The Last Will and Testament of Kofi Sraha: A Note on Accumulation and Inheritance in Colonial Asante, pp. 171-181.


VOLUME 1 (1998)

Edmund ABAKA, ‘Eating Kola’: The Pharmacological and Therapeutic Significance of Kola Nuts, pp. 1-10.

Kwabena AKURANG-PARRY, Slavery and Abolition in the Gold Coast: Colonial Modes of Emancipation and African Initiatives, pp. 11-34.

Robert Kwame AMEH, Trokosi (Child Slavery) in Ghana: A Policy Approach, pp. 35-62.

Kwadwo KONADU-AGYEMANG, Housing Conditions and Spatial Organization in Accra, 1950s-1990s, pp. 63-90.

C. MCCASKIE, Akwankwaa: Owusu Sekyere Agyeman in His Life and Times, pp. 91-122.

Richard RATHBONE, Transferring Power in Ghana: Some Thoughts on What the Archives Might Be Telling Us, pp. 123-33.

Victoria C. TASHJIAN, The Diaries of A. C. Duncan-Johnstone: A Preliminary Analysis of British Involvement in the ‘Native Courts’ of Colonial Asante, pp. 135-50.

Ivor G. WILKS, Unity and Progress: Asante Politics Revisited, pp. 151-79.