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Title:The Pre-1947 Background to the Ewe Unification Question
Author:Amenumey, D.E.K.
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana
Geographic terms:Ghana
German Togoland
political unification
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406350
Abstract:From 1947, thanks to numerous petitions and delegations sent by various groups of the Ewe people to the General Assembly and the Trusteeship Council of the United Nations, the world became suddenly aware of the 'Ewe Problem', i.e. the question of devising a solution to the political division of the Ewe people. This long-standing problem existed from the moment a European power set up an international boundary cutting across the Ewe territory. From the 1880s the Ewe have protested against the splitting of their people. Gradually the protests turned out into positive demands for unification. This article surveys the reaction of the Ewe people to the division of their territory prior to the fateful year 1947. Ref., map.