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Title:The silent rebel: the missing years: life in the Tamale Middle School (1940-47)
Editors:Gandah, S.W.D.KumISNI
Lentz, CarolaISNI
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Notes:review of 'The silent rebel' authored by S.W.D.K Gandah
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
social life
secondary education
autobiographies (form)
Biography, Obituaries
Gandah, S.W.D.K.--Childhood and youth
Ghana--Social life and customs
Silent rebel (title)
About person:S.W.D.K. Gandah (1927-2001)ISNI
Abstract:The premature death of S.W.D.K. Gandah (1927-2001), or 'Kum' for friends, the son of a well-known village chief in northwestern Ghana, prevented him from completing his autobiography. However, he had been able to write a detailed account of the first 30 years of his life. The manuscript contains a wealth of information not only about himself and his experiences at school, but also about his age cohorts, a group of young men from the north-west who would later define regional politics and also influence events in the national arena. When the book was published posthumously in 2004, it appeared that a large part of the manuscript was missing from the published edition. The missing chapters covered Gandah's life between 1940 and 1947. During this period, Gandah, who belonged to the first generation of educated Northerners, attended Tamale Government Middle Boarding School and Teacher Training College. The present paper presents the edited manuscript of these 'missing years', with a brief introduction. [ASC Leiden abstract]