The Position of the Chief in the Modern Political System of Ashanti: A Study of the Influence of Contemporary Social Changes on Ashanti Political Institutions

1st Edition

K. A. Busia

Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781138492240 - CAT# K350118
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century


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Originally published in 1951, this book provides an account of the traditional status and functions of the Asanti chief. The effects of British administration on the powers of the chief and his council are described, as are the tensions which the traditional political organization was subjected to by the requirements of modern administration. The author of this book was himself an Ashanti and was the first West African tobe appointed to the Colonial Adminstrative Service.

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