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Title:The cloth of many colored silks: papers on history and society, Ghanaian and Islamic in honor of Ivor Wilks
Editors:Hunwick, JohnISNI
Lawler, NancyISNI
Wilks, IvorISNI
Series:Series in Islam and society in Africa
City of publisher:Evanston, IL
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Geographic terms:West Africa
Ashanti polity
festschrifts (form)
About person:Ivor Wilks (1928-2014)ISNI
Abstract:This Festschrift is dedicated to Ivor Wilks (b. 1928), who retired from Northwestern University as professor of African history in 1993. The contributions focus on two themes that dominated Wilks' African research: Ghanaian history and Muslim communities in West Africa. Contents: Introduction (John Hunwick) - Ivor Wilks: a biographical note (Nancy Lawler) - Toward a historiography of renewal (Basil Davidson) - Adultery and the State in Asante: reflections on gender, class, and power from 1800 to 1950 (Jean Allman) - The naked and the clothed (Esther Goody and Jack Goody) - The individual as stranger in nineteenth-century Anlo: the politics of identity in precolonial West Africa (Sandra E. Greene) - The native tribunal of Okorase-Akwapim: selected land cases, 1918-1919 (Polly Hill) - 'When I die, I shall return to my own land': an 'Amina' slave rebellion in the Danish West Indies, 1733-1734 (Ray A. Kea) - Early Asante: is Wilks right? (Peter Shinnie) - 'It's mine' and 'It's ours' are not the same thing: changing economic relations between spouses in Asante (Victoria B. Tashjian) - Slavery and the State in Asante history (Larry W. Yarak) - Orality, literacy and literature: a comparison of three West African heroic narratives (Ralph A. Austen) - Borgu in the cultural map of the Muslim diasporas of West Africa (Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias) - Islam and identity in the Kumase Zongo (Robert S. Kramer) - La trahison des clercs? The 'collaboration' of a Suwarian ¯alim (Robert Launay) - Islam and the idea of asylum in Asante (Donna J.E. Maier) - 'They have become privileged of God and His prophet': Mahram and Z¯awiya in Sudanic Africa (R.S. O'Fahey) - The Asante Nkramo Imamate: conflicting traditions (David Owusu-Ansah) - Politics and poetry: Mohammed Rashid Shaaban's 'History of Kumasi' (Enid Schildkrout) .