Slavery, memory and religion in Southeastern Ghana, c. 1850-present / Meera Venkatachalam.
Publication year: 2018
Media class: Book
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
ISBN: 9781107519169 (pbk.) :
Based on a decade of fieldwork in Southeastern Ghana as well as analysis of secondary sources, this book aims to reconstruct the religious history of the Anlo-Ewe peoples from the 1850s. In particular, it focuses on a corpus of rituals collectively known as 'Fofie', which derived their legitimacy from engaging with the memory of the Anlo's slave-holding past.
Series title: International African library
269 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps ; 23 cm.
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