ISBN 9789988883041
Pages 362
Dimensions 229 x 152mm
Illustrations Colour Photographs
Published 2019
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

Revelations of Dominance and Resilience

Unearthing the Buried Past of The Akpini, Akan, Germans and British at Kpando, Ghana

by Wazi Apoh

Chinua Achebe ("The art of fiction”) famously observed that until lions have their own historians “the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” In this volume chronicling the complex imperial and colonial entanglements of the Kpando region in eastern Ghana over recent centuries, the lions have found their proverbial historian. Drawing on an array of sources—archaeological, oral historical and documentary—Wazi Apoh brings locally nuanced perspective to the complex social political economic entanglements among Akpini, German and British actors. His illumination of previously silenced histories provides a rich platform from which to provoke us to imagine and act on the possibilities for restorative repatriation in the present. Its novel combination of historical study with analysis of ongoing dialogues over repatriation is a unique contribution to African studies.

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About the Author

Wazi Apoh

Wazi Apoh is an archaeological anthropologist and a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar. He has a B.A and M.Phil degrees in archaeology from the University of Ghana and a Phd degree in Anthropology from Binghamton University of New York, USA. His specialty is in the fields of cultural heritage management, contract/salvage archaeology, forensic anthropology and development anthropology. He is currently a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Ghana. He is the director of the Kpando German Heritage Research and Rehabilitation Project. He is the author of “Concise Anthropology: the Five-Field Approach” 2010, Kendall Hunt Publishers and a co-editor of “Germany and Its West African Colonies: “Excavations” of German Colonialism in Post-Colonial times.” 2013, Lit Verlag, Germany.