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Periodical article Periodical article
Title:The Banana and Peanut Archive of Ghana
Author:Ntewusu, Samuel AniegyeISNI
Year:2017
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Volume:44
Pages:285-294
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subject:archives
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2017.3
Abstract:This paper discusses an emerging problem in Ghana and its implications for Ghana's archives and historical writing. It explains why some important documents intended for state and institutional archives eventually find their way back into public circulation - some have even been used to wrap roasted food! The paper provides methodological insights to historians and researchers and perhaps warnings too that they should consider alternative sources to archives in their quest for information on Ghana; for after all some researchers on Ghana have come across some amazing documents and historical evidence among the food vendors on Ghana's streets.
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