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Title:The Fante shrine of 'Nananom Mpow' and the Atlantic slave trade in southern Ghana
Author:Shumway, RebeccaISNI
Year:2011
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies (ISSN 0361-7882)
Volume:44
Issue:1
Pages:27-44
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:shrines
political history
Fante polity
Abstract:Coastal societies in what is today Ghana's Central Region developed new, shared institutions under the umbrella of a coalition-style government during the era of the slave trade (18th century), creating the basis for what has since evolved into Fante ethnicity and culture. As with all African societies, political power among the precolonial Fante was inextricably tied to religious power. This paper shows how, during the course of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the sacred grove known as 'Nananom Mpow' shaped regional and trans-Atlantic events and processes by guiding the principal political and military leaders in Fanteland. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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