Akan and Ga-Adangme Peoples: Western Africa Part I: Volume by Madeline Manoukian

By Madeline Manoukian

Routledge is proud to be re-issuing this landmark sequence in organization with the foreign African Institute. The sequence, released among 1950 and 1977, brings jointly a wealth of formerly un-co-ordinated fabric at the ethnic groupings and social stipulations of African peoples.


Concise, severe and (for its time) actual, the Ethnographic Survey contains sections as follows:




  • Physical Environment



  • Linguistic Data



  • Demography



  • History & Traditions of Origin



  • Nomenclature



  • Grouping



  • Cultural positive factors: faith, Witchcraft, start, Initiation, Burial



  • Social & Political association: Kinship, Marriage, Inheritance, Slavery, Land Tenure, battle & Justice



  • Economy & Trade



  • Domestic Architecture


Each of the 50 volumes could be available for purchase separately, and those are prepared into local sub-groups: East crucial Africa, North-Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, West principal Africa, Western Africa, and vital Africa Belgian Congo.


The volumes are supplemented with maps, on hand to view on routledge.com or on hand as a pdf from the publishers.

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