Akan of Ghana, West Africa a cultural handbook for reference by Kofi Appiah-Kubi

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Published by Cowhide Press in Bloomfield, CT .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Ghana

Subjects:

  • Akan (African people) -- Social life and customs.,
  • Akan (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.,
  • Ghana -- Social life and customs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (248-249).

Book details

StatementK. Appiah Kubi ; with a foreword by J.H. Kwabena Nketia.
ContributionsNketia, J. H. Kwabena.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT510.43.A53 A65 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination251 p. :
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL61785M
ISBN 100961457317
LC Control Number99097837
OCLC/WorldCa52640022

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Marten, photography. () Africa report: vol. 15, no. 3, March Ghana dances and plays politics. () Ghana and Nigeria - a study in inter-African discord. Aluko, Olajide. West African Religion: A Study of the Beliefs and Practices of Akan, Ewe, Yoruba, Ibo, and Kindred Peoples Geoffrey Parrinder Wipf and Stock Publishers, - Religion - pages.

The Akan people are a historically important ethnic group of West Africa. With over 20 million members the Akans are one of the biggest Ethnic groups in West Africa today. The Akan are the largest ethnic group in both Ghana and the Ivory Coast.

The Akan speak Kwa languages which are part of the larger Niger-Congo family. New Book on Akan points to ancient Egyptian connections.

by Ben Alexander. Sporting bright kente cloth of the same design as shown on the front cover of his book, author Kofi Ayim spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon at Newark’s Priory discussing “The Akan of Ghana” with an eager and receptive audience.

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West African Religious Traditions: Focus on the Akan of Ghana (Faith Meets Faith Series) Sednak Kojo Duffu Asare Yankson Africa's Roots in God (The knowledge Of the Creator Embedded In the. An Arabic Account of the Culture, Politics, and Geography of the Empire of Ghana.

(Book of Routes and Realms, ). Badru, P. “Family and Social Trends in Ancient West Africa.” In World Eras, Vol-ume West African Kingdoms, –, by Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure.

New York: A Manly, Inc. Book & Thompson-Gale Publisher,   From Ghana to Jamaica. The Akan, culturally and linguistically related tribes in West Africa, do the same as other African and Jamaican ethnic groups: Name their children after the respective day they were born.

Over time, the Akan have defined seven names per gender, each referring to a day of the week. The system. is a free e-learning website dedicated to helping you to read, write and speak the Akan language, spoken in most parts of Ghana in West d in June by Stephen Awiba, the website features a wide range of useful lessons touching on different aspects of the language.

To demonstrate the variations in families, we look at the Akan societies of West Africa. See Canadian Immigration (Ghana). While these notes originally refered to Canada as the host country, similar processes are occuring in other areas of immigration such as all of North America and Western Europe.

The word “family” is Latin in origin. Ewe (Heritage Library of African Peoples West Africa) Emmanuel Akyeampong Between the Sea and the Lagoon: An Eco-social History of the Anlo of Southeastern Ghana, C to Recent Times (Western. You are Judah. your Root is Akan.

Ours is the story of the scriptures. The prophecies of the Bible accurately describes the series of migrations of the Hebrew Israelites throughout the continent of Africa, especially to West Africa, where the infamous trans-Atlantic slave trade took place.

It is mainly spoken by the Akan ethnic group of Ghana in West Africa. Speakers of the language in Ghana are found in the Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern, Central, Western and parts of the Volta region.

The population and housing census by the Ghana Statistical Service pegged the percentage of native Akan speakers alone at %. Inthe late Nana Dinizulu requested, received and established the Akonedi Shrine in the U.S.A.

Nana Dinizulu was given the titles of Omanhene and Okomfohene of Akans in America, as he was the first to introduce Africans born in America (African Americans) to the Deities of Ghana, West Africa. "The Asante constitute one of the principal groups of the matrilineal Akan-speaking people of the modern state of Ghana.

An identifying characteristic of the Akan is descent through the female line. Traditionally, such important social and economic institutions as ownership property and inheritance are based on blood affiliation to the.

Also see / Voir aussi / Veja também “West Africa general – Books” Akan Highlife in Ghana: Songs of Cultural Transition. Part 1 & 2. Ph.D. Indiana University, & p. Contents. Coffie, M. M.: Dance Band Highlife: Analytical Study of Ebo Taylor, Stan Plange and Kodwo Donkor.

Marketing Akan History can alleviate serious troubles faced by The Republic of Ghana in resolving Economic Depression. Spreading positive messages of harmony and racial reconciliation, affirming the imperative importance of Akans in the development of West African History is vital to ensure that Ghana shall survive and withstand the onslaught and incursion of Chaos, Anarchy, and Societal.

In his groundbreaking study of the Akan diaspora, Kwasi Konadu demonstrates how this cultural group originating in West Africa both engaged in and went beyond the familiar diasporic themes of maroonage, resistance, and freedom.

Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, the Akan never formed a majority among other Africans in the Americas. Akan Religion. The Akan speak the Twi language and trace back their history in West Africa some nine hundred years.

They are believed to have origins in the Middle East—as the Akkadian people of Babylon. The name Akan is believed to be a corruption of Akkane or Akkana. In the Almoravids drove the Akans from their ancient home in the Empire of Ghana to their current West African locations in the.

KIRKUS REVIEW Ayim (Jack Cudjo, ) explores the history and culture of the West African Akan people in this nonfiction Akan people live in Ivory Coast, but most are based in southern Ghana.

There, they constitute a majority of the population, and their primary tongue, Twi, is its most commonly spoken indigenous language. Akan, ethnolinguistic grouping of peoples of the Guinea Coast who speak Akan languages (of the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo family). They include the speakers of the Akyem, Anyi, Asante (Ashanti), Attié, Baule, Brong, Chakosi, Fante (Fanti), and Guang languages; some scholars also consider Twi a.

Modern historians more or less agree that since time immemorial the Guans have been the original inhabitants of Ghana, because unlike the Akan who arrived from Bouna in the north west, the Ewe from Notsie in Togo in aboutthe Ga-Adangbe from certain parts in Nigeria and the Mossie-Dagomba group of state who emigrated from the north-east.

There is a glossary of Twi words, with which readers may not be familiar, utilized in the book and an index for readily available reference. In the follow-up to Akan Protocol: Remembering the Traditions of Our Ancestors, Opokuwaa continues her effort to share information about the ancient traditions and customs of the Akans of Ghana, West Africa.

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Among the Akan of West Africa, a people of Libyo-Berber ancestry, it represents the Triple-goddess Ngame.” “ the Moon is worshipped as the supreme Triple-goddess Ngame, clearly identical with the Libyan Neith, the Carthaginian Tanit, the Canaanite Anatha, and the early Greek Athene.

The Akan people of West Africa are descandants of the residents of the early Akan states and continue to live in the area east of the Mende people that makes up present-day Ghana and the Ivory Coast. It is believed that the Akan people have been present in West Africa since the first century.

However, it was not until the 15th century that the world outside Africa became aware of the Akan states. Among the Akan of Ghana and in other areas of West Africa, royal speech is not articulated with a single voice, but is rather a composite of the chief's words and their artistic relay by the royal orator and principle diplomat, the okyeame.

The author shows the art of okyeame to be not simply a genre of speaking but a speaking, but a set of Reviews: 1.

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In many parts of West-Africa, there is an old chieftaincy tradition. The Akan of Ghana have developed their own hierarchy which exists aside the democratic structure of the country.

The Akan word for the ruler is “nana”. In colonial times, Europeans translated it to “chief”, which is not equivalent. Chapters include a discussion of the use and history of gold in Africa, the Sahara, Sahel and Senegambia, the Akan of Ghana, the Akan – related peoples of Côte d’Ivoire, the gold mines of West Africa and goldsmiths and their technology.

There are over hundred full color photos of exquisite examples of gold work.Ashanti (/ ˈ æ ʃ ɑː n ˈ t iː / ()), also known as Asante, are part of the Akan ethnic group and are native to the Ashanti Region of modern-day Ghana. Twi is spoken by over nine million Asante people as a first or second language.

The wealthy, gold-rich Asante people developed the large and influential Ashanti Empire, along the Lake Volta and Gulf of Guinea. MC: The lore of the term Afrobeats is that around there are African immigrant communities in the UK that are just turning up to a lot of music from Nigeria and Ghana and other parts of West.

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