ISBN 9789956552955 
Pages 448
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Published 2023
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Gender, Sexuality and Decolonisation in Postcolonial Ghana

A Socio-Philosophical Engagement

by Charles Prempeh

Since the turn of the millennium, in Ghana and in other African countries, there has been a vociferous debate over the history and present condition of the family. The debate has largely fragmented the Ghanaian constituency into two nearly intransigent camps: those who think the indigenous family system should experience cultural osmosis to accommodate the seismic Western cultural revolutions and the overwhelming religious constituency who advocate the retention of conservative family system. This book is a contribution to the debate. Written by an African Studies academic, it seeks to use the resources of both the social sciences and religion to assess the merits of the various parties to the debate. The author believes in the legitimacy of the traditional family system as condition sine qua non for preserving human civilization. Nevertheless, the goal of this book is not to further polarize the Ghanaian front, but build bridges, by inviting the various parties to the debate to walk the complex pathways of exercising compassion without compromising the values that support human flourishing.

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About the Author

Charles Prempeh

Dr Charles Prempeh is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana. He holds a PhD degree in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK, since 2021. He also holds B.A. African Studies (First Class) and MPhil African Studies from the University of Cape Coast and the University of Ghana respectively. Prempeh has researched and published on various aspects of society in Ghana.