The Politics of Chieftaincy

Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch’s new book, The¬†Politics of Chieftaincy¬†examines debates over authority and property in Accra, Ghana, during the peak decades of British colonial rule. Between 1920 and 1950, imperial policies marginalized educated elites, local authorities, and landowners in favor of Ga chiefs, whom the British authorities viewed as more loyal to the empire. Conflicts erupted throughout…